Bruce Springsteen Sax Player Clarence Clemons Suffers Stroke
E Street Band saxophone player Clarence Clemons has suffered a stroke, a person close to the 69-year-old musician confirmed on Sunday.
Clemons, who is best known for his collaborations with Bruce Springsteen, was brought to an undisclosed hospital where he was initially reported to be in serious condition. However, Fox New York reported on Monday that the musician known as “The Big Man” has showed signs of improvement over the past several hours. “Yesterday, it did not look good at all. Today … miracles are happening. His vital signs are improving. He’s responsive. His eyes are welling up when we’re talking to him. He was paralyzed on his left side, but now he’s squeezing with his left hand,” a source said.
Clemons has worked in 20 Springsteen albums since 1972, the same year The Boss released his debut album, “Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.” Most recently, Clemons collaborated with Lady Gaga in the pop star’s “Born This Way” album. Clemons can be heard in Gaga’s “Hair” and her latest single, “Edge of Glory.”