Saved from the Badlands: Bruce Springsteen is rescued by veterans on Veterans Day after his motorcycle breaks down in New Jersey
- Bruce Springsteen was helped by a group of veterans in New Jersey
- Springsteen was riding his motorcycle when he broke down on Friday
- Veterans from Freehold American Legion spotted him and helped him out
- They went to grab some drinks and Springsteen left them $100
It's not often people get the chance to help out a legendary rock star like Bruce Springsteen.
But a few veterans got that chance on Friday when they spotted Springsteen on his broken down motorcycle on the side of the road in Freehold, New Jersey.
A group from the Freehold American Legion was riding after a Veterans Day event when Dan Barkalow says he saw a stranded motorcyclist up ahead near Allaire State Park in Wall Township.
'Bikers gotta stick together,' Barkalow said. 'I stopped to see if he needed help, and it was Bruce.'
A group from the Freehold American Legion was riding after a Veterans Day event when Dan Barkalow (left) spotted Bruce Springsteen on the side of the road
Barkalow says they tried to help get his bike (pictured on Nov 1) running, but when they couldn't, Springsteen — wearing a brown riding jacket and a red handkerchief — hopped on the back of Ryan Bailey's bike and they headed to a local bar
Barkalow says they tried to help get his bike running, but when they couldn't, Springsteen — wearing a brown riding jacket and a red handkerchief — hopped on the back of Ryan Bailey's bike and they headed to a local bar.
'We sat there and shot the breeze for a half hour, 45 minutes till his ride showed up,' Barkalow said. Springsteen left the group a $100 in appreciation for their help.
'Nice guy, real down to earth. Just talked about motorcycles and his old Freehold days.'
Springsteen was raised in Freehold and still lives in New Jersey.
'It was nice to help out,' Bailey said. 'One Freehold person helping out another.'
The American Legion Monmouth Post 54 wrote on Facebook that Springsteen is eligible to join since his father was a veteran.
The American Legion Monmouth Post 54 wrote on Facebook that Springsteen is eligible to join since his father was a veteran
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