In the first official word following saxophonist Clarence Clemons‘s stroke on Sunday, Bruce Springsteen released a statement about his ailing E Street Band member stating that “all initial signs are encouraging” and that “this is a time for us all to share in a hopeful spirit that can ultimately inspire Clarence to greater heights.”
Lady Gaga couldn’t wait that long. On Monday she tweeted a request for get-well messages and by this morning the Haus of Gaga had edited together and uploaded a thirteen-minute video of messages from Gaga and her Little Monsters, viewable above. Gaga recorded her introduction just after taping yesterday’s performance, for the French X Factor quarterfinals, of “Edge of Glory” and “Judas.”
In all, the video is a touching tribute, and while young, female fans predominate, the montage does serve to showcase the wide range of Little Monsters out there—like this shirtless bro with the I Want to Believe poster, who jammed Clemons’s “Thunder Road” solo in the background of his message:
We can only echo the sentiments of everyone involved in the video. Get well soon, Big Man.