It seems that even The Boss needs a day off or two.

Following recent reports that he had pulled several dates on his current US tour under doctor's orders, the rest of his tour has now been postponed due to illness.

Springsteen, who last played Ireland in May, had been diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease, which can cause pain, bloating, nausea and heartburn.

It seems that the condition requires more than just a few days off, however, and all of his remaining tour dates in 2023 have now been postponed for "medical reasons".

The 74-year-old musician sent a message to fans that insisted he was "on the mend."

"Thanks to all my friends and fans for your good wishes, encouragement, and support," he said. "I’m on the mend and can’t wait to see you all next year."

A statement from his publicist, meanwhile, read:

'Bruce Springsteen has continued to recover steadily from peptic ulcer disease over the past few weeks and will continue treatment through the rest of the year on doctor's advice. With this in mind, and out of an abundance of caution, all remaining 2023 tour dates for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will be postponed until 2024. Rescheduled dates for each of the 2023 shows, including those postponed earlier this month, will be announced next week, all taking place at their originally scheduled venues. When the new 2024 dates are announced, those unable to attend on the new date who purchased their tickets through official ticketing companies have 30 days to request a refund. All tickets for postponed performances will remain valid for the newly announced dates."