Bruce Springsteen Unmasking His Mental Abyss

Bruce Springsteen Unmasking His Mental Abyss

Bruce Springsteen unmasking his mental abyss in moments of candour.

Springsteen aka The Boss reveals his darkest moments – moments that have been plaguing him for years.

And still continue to plague him.

In a revealing interview with Esquire magazine Springsteen gets this perspective from the author and writer Michael Hainey:

“He entered his sixties struggling to survive a crippling depression, and now here he is approaching his seventies in triumph—mostly thanks to the success of this powerful, intimate show, which is not a concert but an epic dramatic monologue, punctuated with his songs.”

Show is a reference to his sold-out Broadway show that will close on December 15.

And it will debut the same night on Netflix.

It is called Springsteen on Broadway.

And it has been a runaway success.

“He has a calm nature and possesses a low, soft voice. He has a tendency to be self-deprecating, preemptively labeling certain thoughts “corny.”

“He smiles easily and likes to sip ginger ale. Sometimes before telling you something personal, he lets out a short, nervous laugh.

” Above all, he speaks with the unveiledness of a man who has spent more than three decades undergoing analysis—and credits it with saving his life,” observes Hainey.

Bruce Springsteen Unmasking His Mental Abyss

And Springsteen unburdens himself to Hainey:

“As Springsteen confesses to me, “I have come close enough to [mental illness] where I know I am not completely well myself. I’ve had to deal with a lot of it over the years, and I’m on a variety of medications that keep me on an even keel; otherwise I can swing rather dramatically and . . . just . . . the wheels can come off a little bit. So we have to watch, in our family. I have to watch my kids, and I’ve been lucky there. It ran in my family going way before my dad.”

This often happens with major public figures.

They unburden their soul to a person they have never met before.

And in this case Springsteen really does.

But there is more to Springsteen.

He is a staunch Democrat.

And here is the irony.

Most of his audience is the working class.

They have embraced Donald Trump.

Bruce Springsteen Unmasking His Mental Abyss

But despite that Springsteen is anti-Trump.

And he makes no bones about it.

The Times of London says this about Springsteen.

“Donald Trump’s most dangerous opponent may not be a politician, but a blue-collar rocker called Bruce Springsteen who shares millions of the same supporters as the Republican president, and also understands what makes grassroots America tick.

“So Trump should be pleasantly surprised to learn that Springsteen, a long-standing Democrat who campaigned for Barack Obama, believes the Donald is heading for a second term in the White House.

“The president has a flair for winning over working-class voters that the Democrats can’t rival, the singer admits. In short, Trump was born to run, and may be unstoppable.

“I don’t see anyone out there at the moment … the man who can beat Trump, or the woman who can beat Trump,” Springsteen says.


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