Bruce Springsteen Cancels Concert After Cousin's Death

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The legendary Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Olympiahalle theatre in Munich. (Photo Agency)more pics »Bruce Springsteen backed out of his Kansas City performance last night after his cousin (who was also a roadie for The E Street Band) was found dead in his hotel room. The rocker took the night off to mourn his 36-year-old cousin. The death is not being treated as suspicious. 

Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert last night following his cousin's death. (Getty Images)
A statement on 60-year-old Bruce’s website promised the show will go ahead at a later date. It read: “A warm and sensitive person, he was beloved by Bruce, the band, the crew, and the entire Thrill Hill family. Bruce and the band deeply appreciate the understanding of our Kansas City audience and look forward to returning at the earliest opportunity."

Bruce and the E Street Band were due to perform at  part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert this Thursday at New York’s Madison Square Garden, but no statement has been released yet about whether this will still go ahead. However, fellow music veteran Eric Clapton has pulled out of the show to have gallstones removed.

A statement from the "Wonderful Tonight" star said the 64-year-old musician “will spend time recuperating at home in the UK and is very sorry to disappoint the fans and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

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