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Bruce Springsteen Says 'Hi' to Ohio... in Michigan

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Nov. 16 2009, Published 1:44 p.m. ET

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Have the rigors of the road taken their toll on Bruce Springsteen? New Jersey's favorite son greeted a Detroit audience Friday with a hearty, "Hello, Ohio!"

Bruce called the Michigan audience "Ohio" repeatedly until E Street Band member, Steven Van Zandt, stepped in to save him, whispering in his ear.

"That is every front man's nightmare!" Bruce confessed.

Steven reveals how he corrected The Boss: "I just grabbed him and said, 'You don't realize it, but you're saying Ohio and we're in Michigan.'

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"He said 'What?!?' In his mind he knew he was in Detroit, but somehow Detroit wound up in Ohio for a minute."

Bruce, 60, still managed to rock the Palace of Auburn Hills for a three-hour set.

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