E. Street Band Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Suffers Stroke

Clarence Clemons — the legendary saxophonist who has lent his skills to hits like “Rosalita” and “Born to Run” as part of Bruce Springsteen’s E. Street Band — is “seriously ill” after suffering a stroke at his Florida home over the weekend.

Reps for the musician aren’t talking, but Clemons’ condition is said to be so grave that his E. Street bandmates have been given their marching orders to hightail it down to The Sunshine State if they intend to see Clemons alive, according to Showbiz 411 Gossip Guy Roger Friedman.

“This situation, as described to me this evening, sounds pretty dire. I am told that members of the E Street Band were advised to get down to Florida as soon as possible.”

Clemons, 69, has had health problems in the past, including having both knees replaced. The star was most recently featured on Lady Gaga’s platinum-selling new album, Born This Way. He joined the pop tart on stage during her performance at the American Idol 10th season finale in May.

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