Clarence Clemons. (Bebeto Matthews/ AP)

Clarence Clemons, the charismatic veteran saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, is in a Florida hospital after suffering a serious stroke, reports Rolling Stone and Showbiz411. The 69-year-old soldiered through a 2009 tour despite a variety of ailments that culminated in knee replacements and spinal surgery last year.