Bruce Springsteen Details Suffering from Depression in His Sixties

By Amanda Wicks

Bruce Springsteen will be turning 67 on September 23rd, and he’s got a lot to celebrate. For one, he’s come out of a long battle with depression that struck as he entered his sixties.

Related: Watch Bruce Springsteen Read from his Autobiography ‘Born to Run’

Speaking with CBS Sunday Morning about his autobiography Born to Run, Springsteen opened up about his struggle with depression. “It lasted for more than a year and then it would slip away,” he said. “Then it would come back for a year and a half.”

Springsteen described the way it debilitated him, explaining, “It sneaks up on you. I got to where I didn’t want to get out of bed, you know? And you’re not behaving well at home, and you’re tough on everybody. Hopefully not the kids. I always try to hide it from the kids.”

He credited his wife Patti Scialfa, who is also a member of the E Street Band, with helping him find the strength to deal with it and find a better mental place. “But, you know, Patti really had to work with me through it – and she was… her strength and the love she had was very important,” he said.

Springsteen’s full interview airs September 23rd at 9:00am on CBS.

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