Clarence Clemons, Springsteen's legendary saxophonist, suffers stroke

News that the E Street Band's 'Big Man' has had a stroke was confirmed by a source close to him on Sunday

Saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band has suffered a stroke.

A person who has worked with Clemons in the past confirmed on Sunday night that Clemons had a stroke. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak on the matter. They had no additional information on Clemons's condition.

Clemons is known as the Big Man in the E Street Band, and his sax has been one of the most defining elements of the band's sound. He has suffered from numerous ailments over the past few years. He had double knee surgery and even had to perform from a wheelchair at one point.

But his health seemed to be improving. Just last month the 69-year-old performed with Lady Gaga on the season finale of American Idol.

Nekesa Mumbi Moody – Associated Press

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