Bruce Springsteen Felt Suicidal In The 80s

07/24/2012
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(Classic Rock) Bruce Springsteen battled suicidal thoughts in the early 1980s, he's revealed. The Boss began seeing a psychotherapist as a result of his childhood relationship with his father along with experiencing a mixed reaction to achieving fame and fortune.

Many of his songs discuss the difficulties of dealing with his father's own depression, and fears he'd have to face similar demons which turned out to be true. Springsteen tells the New Yorker: "My issues weren't as obvious as drugs. Mind were different. They were quieter just as problematic, but quieter."

His friend and biographer Dave Marsh says: "He was feeling suicidal. The depression wasn't shocking, per se. He was on a rocket ride from nothing to something. Now you're getting your ass kissed day and night. You start to have some inner conflicts about your real self-worth."

But along with help from his associates, the Boss found solace on stage.

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