Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen ‘The Boss’!
Springsteen, 74, will celebrate his birthday on September 23 and his hometown is set to have a celebration.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared September 23 as an honorary day to celebrate ‘The Boss.’
“Bruce Springsteen is one of the most recognizable, iconic, and influential musicians and New Jerseyans of all time,” said Murphy in a statement. “It is important that we recognize Bruce for all he has done and will continue to do, from giving us the gift of his music to lending his time to the causes close to his heart.”
“Truth be told, I know my place in the hierarchy of New Jersey. After all, I may be the 56th individual to be called ‘governor,’ but there will ever only be just one ‘Boss,’ Murphy said (via Billboard).
“And so, I am both honored and proud to announce @springsteen‘s birthday, Sept. 23, will officially be known as Bruce Springsteen Day in the Garden State.”
Besides getting his own day in New Jersey, the “Born in the U.S.A.” singer also received the National Medal of Arts recognition from President Biden in 2023.
Springsteen was born Sept. 23, 1949, to parents Adele and Douglas Springsteen at the former Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. He had two sisters Virginia and Pamela.
Springsteen posted to his Instagram that he is postponing his concerts in September with the E Street Band as he deals with a gastrointestinal condition.
Source: USA Today, CNN, APP