Bruce Springsteen hailed his Irish fans during an interview with Ryan Tubridy on Friday night's Late Late Show, saying “It is very lovely, I am deeply appreciative and I am blessed at this point in my life to have an audience like that."

The 66-year-old, who recently released his autobiography, Born to Run, sad he was delighted to be able "to perform still to the best of our abilities, to bring more glory to our band’s name. It’s a good life, I have no complaints."

Springsteen said that he found his gigs in Dublin earlier this year to be "very satisfying" but also spoke of his fears that someone would die when he made his debut Irish appearance at Slane Castle with the E Street Band in 1985.

“We hadn’t played for 90,000 before, it was the first time," he told Tubridy during an interview recorded in London earlier this week. "We came out and the audience was rowdy and swaying this way and swaying that way, and people were dropping into little holes in the crowd.

"All I was thinking was someone is going to get hurt and it’s going to be on me, it is going to be my responsibility. It really concerned me very deeply and I had half of a nervous breakdown during the intermission. I think Pete Townsend was there and he said: ‘oh yeah, that’s what it’s like!’.