Bruce Springsteen to perform at close of Invictus Games

The Boss is coming.

Bruce Springsteen has been added to the list of performers who will take the stage to close out next month's Invictus Games in Toronto.

The competition for wounded, injured and sick troops, including current and veteran members of the forces, aims to use sport to inspire recovery and draw awareness to the physical and psychological injuries suffered by service members.

There will be 550 competitors from 17 countries coming to Toronto to compete in 12 sports, including track and field, swimming and, in a first for the Invictus Games, golf.

"At the Invictus Games, it's not just about the hurdles that competitors experienced during competition, but about overcoming the obstacles that life has presented them," Springsteen said in a news release. "The Games are a remarkable opportunity for brothers and sisters in arms to join forces and demonstrate the true strength of their spirit. It is an absolute honour and privilege to perform for them at the Closing Ceremony as a send-off to a week of competition in Toronto."

Springsteen will join Bryan Adams, Bachman & Turner, Kelly Clarkson and Coeur de pirate on stage at the Air Canada Centre September 30.  Tickers are available here.

The Invictus Games run September 23-30.

with files from the Canadian Press