- 19 Sep 16
The New Jersey singer's autobiography is coming out at the end of the month
Yesterday, Bruce Springsteen spoke to CBS Sunday Morning talk show about his struggles with depression.
During the interview, the veteran artist discussed his reoccurring mental health issues. "It lasted for a long time, it would last for a year, and then it would slip away. Then it would come back for a year-and-a-half," confessed Springsteen.
Bruce went into more detail. "It sneaks up on you. It's like this thing that engulfs you. I got to where I didn’t want to get out of bed, you know? And you're not behaving well at home and you’re tough on everybody. Hopefully not the kids. I always try to hide it from the kids. But you know, Patti [wife] really had to work with me through it. And her strength and the love she had was very important as far as guiding me through it. She said, ‘Well, you’re gonna be okay. Maybe not today or tomorrow! But it's gonna be all right."
He added, "I believe every artist had someone who told them that they weren’t worth dirt and someone who told them that they were the second coming of the baby Jesus, and they believed ‘em both, and that's the fuel that starts the fire."
Bruce Springsteen's autobiography Born To Run is out on September 27.