Bruce Springsteen Felt Suicidal In The 80s
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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