Bruce Springsteen recently spoke with Vanity Fair about his upcoming autobiography, Born to Run. In the book he addresses his struggles with clinical depression, as well as his fear of suffering as his father did: “I was crushed between [the ages of] 60 and 62, good for a year, and out again from 63 to 64...Not a good record,” he said.
“You don’t know the illness’ parameters,” Bruce continued. "Can I get sick enough to where I become a lot more like my father than I thought I might?” Bruce’s father also suffered from mental illness.
He explained to the magazine: “One of the points I’m making in the book is that, whoever you’ve been and wherever you’ve been, it never leaves you...I always picture it as a car. All your selves are in it. And a new self can get in, but the old selves can’t ever get out. The important thing is, who’s got their hands on the wheel at any given moment?”
The 67-year-old rock legend’s new memoir, Born to Run, will be released on September 26.
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