In recent years, [Clarence] Clemons had been slowed by health woes. He endured major spinal surgery in January 2010 and, at the 2009 Super Bowl, Clemons rose from a wheelchair to perform with Springsteen after double knee replacement surgery.Clemons died yesterday.
Clemons said in a 2010 interview with The Associated Press then that he was winning his battles - including severe, chronic pain and post-surgical depression. His sense of humor helped. "Of all the surgeries I've had, there's not much left to operate on. I am totally bionic," he said. "God will give you no more than you can handle," he said in the interview. "This is all a test to see if you are really ready for the good things that are going to come in your life."
Sunday, June 19, 2011
You gotta have faith: