Bruce Springsteen opens up about his mother’s Alzheimer’s disease
Springsteen said that despite his Alzheimer’s disease, his mother still recognizes him for the time being.
“She can’t speak. She can’t stand. She can’t feed herself. But when she sees me there’s always a smile. Always a smile. And there’s always a kiss,” said Springsteen. “And there’s a sound she makes when she sees me. It’s just the sound but I know it means ‘I love you.’
“And when I put Glen Miller on and she starts moving in her chair – she does, she does – she starts reaching out to me, hugging her once more and dancing with it. her on the floor. “
Springsteen continued, “It’s an essential part of mom’s mind, it’s who she is. It’s beyond language and it’s more powerful than memory. It’s the embodiment. This is what she has put her trust in and lived her life in and which, despite all that she has suffered, she pursues until this moment, as if the beauty of life had never abandoned her. . I love it.”
During his emotional show, Springsteen also opened up about his relationship with his father, Douglas Springsteen, who died in 1998. He said that even though they had struggled in the past, his father was still “his hero”.
Springsteen’s concert engagement is the first full-capacity show to return to Broadway in New York after theaters were closed by the coronavirus pandemic more than 15 months ago. With 26 show dates slated through September, “Springsteen on Broadway” is a return of its popular 2017 concert, although some changes have been made to reflect current events.
In another moment on her Thursday show, Springsteen addressed a recent altercation with authorities. In November 2020, he was arrested at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Springsteen said he was “handcuffed and thrown in jail” before due to appear in court three months later.
“I had to go to Zoom Court! It was fun. My case was the United States of America versus Bruce Springsteen. It’s very heartwarming to hear,” he joked. “The entire nation – every man, woman, dog and child – is aligned against you. You have succeeded in engaging in such a heinous act, so beyond pallor it has offended all of America. My friend recalcitrant, bridge-and-tunnel, breaking the law, I drank two glasses of tequila, and you’re going to pay! “
Springsteen also touched on what he’s been up to over the past year. He released a new album, published a book, and even became a podcaster, posting an original podcast with former President Barack Obama. Springsteen said that even when things look bleak, it can help do what you love.
“Remember the future isn’t written yet, so when things look bleak do what my mighty mom would insist: put on your dancing shoes, get out on the floor and get to work,” he said. -he declares.