This week, Clarence Clemons (saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band) suffered a stroke in his home. He is thankfully in stable condition, but still in the hospital. We all wish him and his family the best.
But we aren’t the only ones, of course, as he’s one of the greatest sax players in the industry and has a lot of friends in high places.
Bruce Springsteen had the following to say:
By now, many of you have heard that our beloved comrade and sax player Clarence Clemons has suffered a serious stroke. While all initial signs are encouraging, Clarence will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again. He has his wonderfully supportive wife, Victoria, excellent doctors and health care professionals, and is surrounded by friends and family.
I thank you all for your prayers and positive energy and concern. This is a time for us all to share in a hopeful spirit that can ultimately inspire Clarence to greater heights.
— Bruce Springsteen
And since Clemons recently played saxophone on Lady Gaga’s new album, she decided to say “get better” like only she can. With her social media power, she had dozens and dozens of fans make “Get Well” videos for him, which are all actually really, really sweet. She put the best ones together and introduced them in this video (say what you will about Lady Gaga and her fans, but they’re all insanely nice and good-hearted people):
And friend of Ranker.com Vince Hans has gone ahead and made an apt, amazing and accurate tribute/get well list of the Top 25 Clarence Clemons Moments from Bruce Springsteen Songs including (of course) the sax solo from Born to Run. Enjoy the list, and enjoy his work.
Get better, Clarence!