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The Big-Man Legendary Saxophonist Clarence Clemons,69,Suffers a Stroke At Home In Florida!!!…Band Mates Rush To his Bed Side

Legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons,69, a main long time member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, suffered a massive stroke at his home in Florida over the weekend, and has reportedly undergone two brain surgeries during the weekend,in order to save his life.(TMZ)

Clarence Clemons and Springsteen are Born To Run...get well soon Big Man!!!

Clarence Clemons and Springsteen are Born To Run...get well soon Big Man!!!

(Clarence Clemons Facebook Page)

According to a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band fan website, he is said to be…”responsive and in stable condition,”and his nephew, saxophonist Jake Clemons, said on Facebook…”Please do not lose Hope!”(Facebook Fan Page)

(National Stroke Association)

A close friend of Clemons’ reported that…After two subsequent brain surgeries at a Florida hospital, the good news is that Clarence is currently responsive and in stable condition, though still in a fight for his life. “If anyone can pull off the miracle, it’s him,”….“He’s fought back from so much before.“(Source)

(Watch Clarence Clemons’ Rip it up on stage with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band-“Born To Run”)

Clemons, affectionately known as the ‘Big Man’, has been a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band since it was formed in 1972, and has been done solo albums with the band, as well as his own recordings as well.(Source)

Clarence Clemons Performing With Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band On Tour

Clarence Clemons Performing With Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band On Tour

(ClarenceClemons.com)

He has played his magical sax in solos and leads on many classic Bruce Springsteen recordings, like the hit “Born To Run”, where it became clear to the world, that he was a defining element to what made Springsteen’s music such memorable hits with his signature saxophone sound.(HuffPo)

Big Man And Bruce

Big Man And Bruce

…it would be hard to imagine the group without him.

Recently,although the E Street Band is currently on hiatus, Clemons has continued to perform on his own, occasionally, and has been in the news lately after performing on Lady Gaga’s new album, “Born This Way.”

Just last month, he performed with Lady Gaga on the season finale of “American Idol”.

Lady Gaga And Clarence Clemons

Lady Gaga And Clarence Clemons

Lady Gaga Tweeted the following message upon hearing the news about Clemons’ stroke:

…Little monsters, my very close friend +musician on The Edge of Glory, Clarence Clemons is very sick. Can we all make some get well videos?(@LadyGaga Twitter feed)

Clarence and Gaga...she is praying for her friend

Clarence and Gaga...she is praying for her friend,and so are we!!!

(See Lady Gaga Here!!!)

Over the last decade, Clemons has suffered a variety of medical ailments requiring surgery and he had double knee surgery which required him to perform from a wheelchair at one point. 

He hasn’t missed any concerts, but the conditions caused him to suffer a tremendous amount of pain and discomfort. (Rolling Stone)

Members of the E Street Band had been advised to head to Florida as fast as possible, according to media reports.(CBS Video Report)

Clarence Clemons-Hero...get well soon Big Man!!!

Clarence Clemons-Hero...get well soon Big Man!!!

Clemons is the oldest member of the group…and we all send him our best wishes to get well soon Big Man!!!

Legendary Sax man Clemons...get well soon!!!

Legendary Sax man Clarence Clemons...get well soon!!!

 (Watch Clarence in his own words speak about his love of performing with his band)

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