Our thoughts this morning are with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm]‘s E Street Band ace saxophone player [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Clarence Clemons[/lastfm], who suffered a stroke yesterday at his home on Singer Island in Florida.
Reports say the stroke Clarence suffered is “severe.”
“Big Man” had already been struggling with his health, undergoing a series of surgeries and treatments for knee and back problems that often forced him to sit during portions of concerts.
Entertainment journalist Roger Friedman wrote that the stroke left the beloved musician “seriously ill.”
Although the E Street Band is on hiatus, Clarence recently performed on [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]‘s new album, “Born This Way” and appeared with her on the season finale of “American Idol.”
In an interview with The Star-Ledger in March, Clemons said he was undergoing “major, major rehab” from knee-replacement and spinal surgeries, but hoped the band would tour again next year.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Clarence this morning, read more about this developing story HERE
Check out the great saxophone work on his hit with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jackson Browne[/lastfm] “You’re a Friend of Mine”