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Springsteen talks depression, family and new memoir

SAN FRANCISCO

Bruce Springsteen credits his music with helping him navigate depression and says playing marathon shows until he was exhausted helped chase away the blues.

The legendary rock star spoke to a sold-out crowd in San Francisco on Wednesday night in a one-hour, 20-minute on-stage interview as part of a nationwide tour for his best-selling new autobiography “Born To Run.”

“The Boss” has a storyteller’s knack for recounting the past in vivid detail, with quick wit and humor. He discussed the labored process of writing the book, which took seven years, his troubled relationship with his father, sweet memories of raising his children with wife and longtime backup singer, Patti Scialfa, and his history with depression, as he does in the book.

“I think music was the way that I medicated myself in the beginning. It was the first thing that centered me and chased away the blues,” Springsteen said, seated in an armchair beside his interviewer on stage at the historic Nourse Theater.

Associated Press

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