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Bruce Springsteen: black dog of depression ‘still jumps up and bites me’

Jan 2nd, 2017 by

Award-winning US singer describes how he handles illness during interview for BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs

Bruce Springsteen’s struggle with depression has taken him to the brink of despair, the singer will tell Kirsty Young before she leaves him to fend for himself with only eight records for company on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.

“It is something that has been a part of my life,” Springsteen told Young for the show to be broadcast on Sunday. “It is usually OK, but like Churchill’s ‘black dog’, it still jumps up and bites you in the arse sometimes.”

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