Contact Us

Clarence Clemons Suffers Stroke: Report

Clarence Clemons
Vince Bucci, Getty Images

Legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons, best known for his nearly 40-year tenure with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, suffered a stroke yesterday at his Florida home.

Official details regarding the severity of the stroke, or Clemons’ current condition, have yet to surface; predictably, the rumors have varied wildly, suggesting everything from partial paralysis to unexpectedly encouraging signs of recovery. The initial report, broken by Showbiz411 and confirmed by Rolling Stone, described Clemons as “seriously ill.”

Although Clemons rose to fame as a member of the E Street Band, his list of credits is long and varied, including a series of solo albums (and “You’re a Friend of Mine,” a hit duet with Jackson Browne), a handful of acting credits and appearances alongside artists as varied as Ringo Starr and Lady Gaga, who enlisted his support for her latest album, ‘Born This Way.’

Clemons, who is 69, has dealt with other health problems in recent years, including a spinal fusion and double knee replacement surgery.


Best of The Eagle

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Eagle VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Eagle VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.