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Bruce Springsteen kicked off his new run of Springsteen on Broadway over the weekend, and the show featured some updates, including The Boss talking about his headline-grabbing DWI arrest from November 2020.

Per Rolling Stone, Springsteen touched on all the things that happened to him since the close of the initial run of Springsteen on Broadway.

“Un-masked, sitting next to each other in one room. It’s a long time coming. It’s a big time thrill. What a year. Seventy-one years on the planet and I’ve never seen anything like this past year. And I was lucky. We stayed healthy and busy,” said Springsteen. “I put out a record with the E Street Band. We did a film called ‘Letter To You.’ I did a radio show. I did a podcast with the President of the United States. I was handcuffed and thrown in jail.”

Springsteen continued, “I didn’t wake up one morning, get on my motorcycle and say, ‘I think I’ll drive to jail.’ And then I had to go to Zoom Court! My case was the United States of America vs. Bruce Springsteen. That’s always comfortable to hear, that the entire nation is aligned against you. ‘You have managed to engage in an act so heinous that it was offended the entire f—in’ United States! You, my recalcitrant, law-breaking, bridge-and-tunnel friend have drunk two shots of tequila.’ New Jersey, they love me there!”

As previously reported, this new run of Springsteen on Broadway is currently scheduled as a 30-show limited engagement at Jujamcyn’s St. James Theatre through September 4. Of course, the first run of Springsteen on Broadway was initially supposed to be an eight-week limited engagement at the Walter Kerr Theatre, but due to its success, it ended up lasting for 236 shows.

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