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Bruce Springsteen opens up about depression, throat surgery in new book

September 7, 2016 GMT

With the upcoming release of his autobiography, “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen is spending more time digging into his past and specifically his fight with depression and health.

In an interview withVanity Fair, Springsteen opened up about his history with depression, saying his most recent bout with it came from ages 60 to 64. “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,” Springsteen told Vanity Fair. “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?”

Vanity Fair reports Springsteen spoke about his surgery that he underwent three years ago after he suffered from a damaged disk in his neck. In the process, he said he had to have his throat cut open and his vocal cords temporarily tied off to the side. “A little nerve-racking,” Springsteen said. “But it’s been very successful for me.”

Springsteen is a staple in Palm Beach County, where his daughter rides horses in Wellington. The late E Street Band saxophonist, Clarence Clemons,spoke with the Post in 2011 about his experiences with Springsteen on their “Born to Run” tourwhile it seems likely thatSpringsteen will mention his time in Palm Beach County in his autobiography.

He hasn’t been a stranger to South Florida lately wherehe helped a man propose at a concert in Sunrise earlier this year.

Read more atVanity Fair.