The Big Man has Back Surgery

E Street Band's Clarence Clemons is recovering from NY back surgery; eager to play and dance

Associated Press Last update: January 15, 2010 - 11:55 AM

NEW YORK - E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons says he's "in great spirits" after undergoing back surgery.

Bruce Springsteen's longtime sidekick issued a statement to The Associated Press on Friday saying he's "looking forward to a brighter future and playing more music!"

The Big Man's already doing a little Tweeting.

Clemons, who turned 68 on Monday, sends his love to fans via Twitter. He adds that after he recovers, "We can dance again!"

He also Tweeted: "Bless the people in Haiti."

Clemons had the surgery on Wednesday at a Manhattan hospital.

The band's taking a breather after globe-trotting for the better part of two years.


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