Bruce Springsteen’s wife Patti Scialfa was reportedly unable to perform on stage with her husband last Wednesday (22 April) after falling from a horse.

Ms Scialfa is a backing singer with Springsteen’s E-Street Band and was due to join him at a show in TD Banknorth Garden, in Boston, Massachusetts.

But the singer told the crowd she was recovering from a horse fall near the couple’s New Jersey home the previous Saturday (18 April).

She is said to be bruised but not seriously injured.