Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band made their first live appearance in four years this weekend (December 12th) on Saturday Night Live. Two band members took the show night off due to COVID-19. Soozie Tyrell and Garry Tallent were missed. "The Boss" alerted fans of their absences, posting on social media: "We’ll be missing our great bass player Garry Tallent and our compatriot Soozie Tyrell on Saturday night due to Covid restrictions and concerns. Garry and his family are fine as is Soozie, but we thank Jack Daley of the Disciples Of Soul for sitting in."
Garry Tallent took time out to tweeted fans: "I don’t have the 'Vid and intend to avoid catching it. Stay safe and weigh the risk/benefit for whatever you do. I personally felt that a two song TV appearance was not worth a week long stay in NYC. Thanks for your concern."