Bruce has released the following statement regarding Clarence's condition via his official website:
By now, many of you have heard that our beloved comrade and sax player Clarence Clemons has sufferred a serious stroke. While all initial signs are encouraging, Clarence will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again. He has his wonderfully supportive wife, Victoria, excellent doctors and health care professionals, and is surrounded by friends and family.
I thank you all for your prayers and positive energy and concern. This is a time for us all to share in a hopeful spirit that can ultimately inspire Clarence to greater heights.
FROM CLARENCE'S FAMILY
Clarence's family appreciates your concern and wants to let you know that you can send him your wishes via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.