Bruce Springsteen reflects on his first arrest | Entertainment
Bruce Springsteen was “handcuffed and thrown in jail” after being arrested for impaired driving.
The 71-year-old singer was arrested in November at Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey, and received a ticket for impaired driving (DWI), reckless driving and drinking alcohol in an area where l alcohol is prohibited. incident for the first time.
Speaking on his ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ show in New York on Saturday (06/26/21), he joked: “I was handcuffed and thrown in jail – it took work.
” It was not easy. I didn’t wake up one morning to get on my motorbike and say, “I think I’m going to drive to jail. “
And the hitmaker “Born in the USA” – who was fined $ 500 and $ 40 in court costs after entering into a plea deal and admitting to consuming alcohol in a closed area in exchange for the other charges dropped – joked about how cases are listed in the US.
He added, “My case was the United States of America versus Bruce Springsteen. It’s always heartwarming to hear – the entire nation is lined up against you.
Elsewhere on the show, Bruce spoke fondly about his mother, Adele Springsteen, and her battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He said, “She can’t speak. She can’t stand it, but when she sees me there’s a smile and there’s always a kiss and there’s a sound she makes and I know that means I love you.
“When I put Glenn Miller on, she starts to move in her chair, asking me to hug her once more and dance. I love her.”
And the ‘Thunder Road’ singer admitted that being back on Broadway had helped him feel closer to his late father Douglas, who died in 1998.
He said: “I’m happy to be doing this show again this summer because I visit my dad every night I’m here. It’s a beautiful thing.”