Bruce Springsteen dedicates song to tragic fan

Monday June 18, 2012

Bruce Springsteen dedicated a song during his Madrid concert to a fan who had passed away days before the gig.

Nacho Hurtado was a keen supporter of 'The Boss' and had been looking forward to seeing his idol in concert.

But the youngster from Majorca sadly passed away, aged 20, on June 7 after losing his battle with cancer.

A campaign was launched on Twitter asking Bruce to dedicate a song to Nacho, and word must have reached the 60-year-old singer. 

"We want to dedicate this song to Nacho and his family. He is in our prayers," the musician told thousands of spectators at Bernabeu stadium in Spanish.

He then launched into his song The River - an emotional ballad that deals with lost hopes and dreams and features a haunting harmonica part.

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