- 04 May 23
Springsteen is set to perform at the Dublin's RDS Arena May 5th, 7th and 9th.
Shane MacGowan’s long-term partner Victoria Mary Clarke has shared the touching moment when Bruce Springsteen paid The Pogues’ singer a visit at his south Dublin home.
“What an amazing honour and a beautiful experience to get a visit from The Boss!!! @springsteen @ShaneMacGowan. Such a truly wonderful man and a total genius,” she captioned the post.
Victoria Mary Clarke and MacGowan married in Copenhagen in 2018, having been together for 25 years.
— @victoriamary (@Victoriamary) May 3, 2023
The 65-year-old singer has been in and out of hospital over the past few years due to poor health, and has been using a wheelchair since suffering injuries in 2016 and 2020.
In 2016, The Pogues frontman broke his pelvis and later tore ligaments in his knee in late 2020.
Elsewhere, Irish journalist and former RTÉ broadcaster Charlie Bird who is battling motor neurone disease, may be next up to meet The Boss, stating that it is the final item on his bucket list.
Bird has previously said that he would like Springsteen’s hit ‘Land of Hope and Dreams’ played at his funeral- which was sung for him atop Croagh Patrick last year by friend Daniel O’Donnell.
The former RTÉ broadcaster also shared news that he suffered a broken cheek this week, but confirmed that he was not seriously injured.
I met my great Pal Daniel today. Also so delighted that I lit a candle for frontline works.Great help today from them at Michaels and Vincent’s AE. Yes I have a fractured cheek bone. But I also got great news. That other wish on my bucket list is going to happen this weekend. pic.twitter.com/oEFqZKFimL
— Charlie Bird (@charliebird49) May 3, 2023
Meanwhile, Springsteen and his E Street band are currently gearing up for three sold-out shows at Dublin’s RDS Arena.
The American singer-songwriter has long-claimed strong links to Ireland and Irish ancestry through his grandmother’s family. The New Jersey rocker has several friends in Ireland, including the likes of Bono, and has included the Emerald Isle in every European tour since his debut at Slane Castle in 1985.