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Bruce Springsteen raises USD 160,000 at charity show

Los Angeles: Rocker Bruce Springsteen raised USD 160,000 for wounded soldiers by auctioning off his guitar, shirt and harmonica at a charity show.

Popularly known as `The Boss`, the 62-year-old singer performed at the Stand Up for Heroes gig in New York alongside British funnyman Ricky Gervais, Kathy Griffin and Jon Stewart to raise money for charities which aid military families.

Springsteen helped raise even more cash on the night by offering up his belongings to the highest bidder, who subsequently donated the guitar to war veteran Andrew Kinard, who lost both his legs in Iraq, reported Rolling Stone magazine.

The event raised nearly USD 400,000 in addition to ticket sales for the Bob Woodruff Foundation and ReMind.org.

PTI

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