Just in case you need more proof that getting old isn’t fun, here it is. 69-year-old Clarence Clemons, who has been part of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street band for 40 years, suffered a serious stroke Sunday and is currently in a Florida hospital near his home.
Get more on Clarence Clemons after the jump!
Just weeks ago, we saw the legendary saxophonist who has played with Bruce Springsteen since 1972 perform with Lady Gaga on American Idol, but in the blink of an eye, everything can change.
Clarence Clemons spoke with Rolling Stone in February, reports SheKnows:
As long as my mouth, hands and brain still work I’ll be out there doing it…I’m going to keep going ’til I’m not there anymore. This is what’s keeping me alive and feeling young and inspired.
In addition to inspiring the E Street Band, the musician has worked with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Ringo Star and had a 1985 hit single You’re A Friend of Mine. Aside from his current situation, Clarence Clemons has been plagued by other health problems as well. In the past 12 months, he has had knee replacement surgeries and spinal surgery.
Get well soon!