By Aly Semigran
April 24, 2009 at 08:37 PM EDT

It’s bad enough that Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Sciafla are warding off those pesky infidelity rumors, but a riding accident caused Mrs.The Boss to miss being on stage for Wednesday night’s show in Boston, according to

The E-Street leading lady took a tumble over the weekend while riding a horse near their New Jersey home, and while Sciafla was not bady injured (no broken bones reported), she is expected to miss some upcoming shows (next stops include Hartford, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.) We hope like crazy this isn’t a cover-up, but we’re going to go ahead and make our gripe with Madonna for bringing on this terribly unwelcome trend. What do you think, Music Mixers? Were you in attendance at Boston? Was it different without Patti? 

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