Bruce Springsteen was rescued by a group of New Jersey bikers after he was left stranded at the side of the road when his motorcycle broke down.
Bikers from the Freehold American Legion stopped to help the musician on their way home from a Veterans Day event on Friday (November 11).
One of the group, Dan Barkalow, said he saw a stranded rider ahead of them near Allaire state park in Wall Township. “Bikers gotta stick together,” he said, according to the Guardian. “I stopped to see if he needed help and it was Bruce.”
According to the biker, they tried to get Springsteen’s bike back up and running. When they couldn’t, the veteran songwriter got on the back of another of the group’s bikes and went to a local bar with them.
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“We sat there and shot the breeze for a half hour, 45 minutes til his ride showed up,” said Barkalow. He described Springsteen as a “nice guy, real down to earth” and said they “just talked about motorcycles and his old Freehold days”.
“It was nice to help out,” added Ryan Bailey, whose bike the musician had jumped on when his wouldn’t start. “One Freehold person helping out another.”
Recently, Springsteen topped off Hillary Clinton’s final election campaign rally, giving an emotional speech to praise the Democratic Presidential candidate as well as slamming Donald Trump and playing a medley of his classic hits.
He joined the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna and Bon Jovi who came out in support of Clinton before the US went to the polls, playing a set that included ‘Thunder Road’ and ‘Dancer In The Crowd’ – as well as addressing the crowd with a rousing speech.
“The choice tomorrow couldn’t be any clearer,” said Springsteen. “Hillary’s candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation, and on an actual vision of an America where everyone counts – men and women, white and black, Hispanic and Natives. Where folks of all faiths and backgrounds can come together to discuss our problems in a reasonable and thoughtful way.”
He continued: “That vision of America is essential to sustain, no matter how difficult its realisation.”