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Source says Clemons improving after stroke

"Today ... miracles are happening. The next five days will still be critical. But he's a fighter," Rolling Stone reports from a close friend of the E Street Band saxophonist.
/ Source: Rolling Stone

While we wait for an official statement about Clarence Clemons' condition following his stroke, good news has been trickling in.

A "close friend" of the E Street Band saxophonist told the Springsteen fanzine Backstreets that things that Clemons' condition is improving.

"Yesterday, it did not look good at all," the source said. "Today ... miracles are happening. His vital signs are improving. He's responsive. His eyes are welling up when we're talking to him. He was paralyzed on his left side, but now he's squeezing with his left hand. This is the best news we've heard since [the stroke] happened — it's nothing short of miraculous. The next five days will still be critical. But he's a fighter."

E Street Band Saxophonist Clarence Clemons Has Suffered A Stroke

That report is consistent with what Fox 5 New York has heard: "His vital signs are improving. He's responsive. He was paralyzed on his left side, but was squeezing with his left hand."

Rolling Stone has reached out to the Springsteen and Clemons camps for comment and will update when we have additional information.

Read more from a February interview with Clemons