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Bruce Springsteen Plays Benefit, Raises $4.6 Million for Veterans

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Bruce Springsteen, Brandi Carlile, and several others helped raise $4.6 million for veterans during the annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit concert at the Lincoln Center in New York City.

Each year — of the last 15 — the benefit raises money for injured veterans and their families via The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which itself was started by Bob and his wife, Lee Woodruff.

Bruce isn’t an official performer each year, but he just shows up and does it.

“We don’t have to ask him. He comes to us,” Woodruff said.

Woodruff himself is a 60-year journalist for ABC and was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2006 while covering the Iraq war.

According to Billboard, current and former military members were at the event. As was singer-songwriter Grace Gaustad, the group Sing Harlem and comedian Jon Stewart, who has spent many years working to help veterans get their post-service health benefits.

Past performers at the benefit include Jerry Seinfeld, Conan O’Brien, Robin Williams, and Tiffany Haddish.

Earlier this year, Springsteen, along with Paul McCartney and some other famous friends, helped raise $77 million for Robin Hood Benefit, New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization.

Later this year, the Springsteen concert “No Nukes” will be released on physical formats on November 19, and globally for digital download on November 16 and digital rental on November 23. Fans can pre-order the film here.

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Written by Malcolm Henry

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  1. He’d better be careful. Showing support for people associated with the evil imperialist racist U.S. military – you know, in a tangible, helpful way like this instead of just the lip service given by most celebrities – might cost him valuable Woke Points.

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