“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 media 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.”
The Grammy award-winning artist will join Bryan Adams, Bachman & Turner and Kelly Clarkson, among others, for the event to be held at the Air Canada Centre on Sept. 30.
The sporting competition was founded by Prince Harry as a way to inspire and motivate wounded soldiers on their paths to recovery.
Tickets are also still available for the Sept. 23 opening ceremonies, which will feature performances from Alessia Cara, Sarah McLachlan and the Tenors.
Sporting event tickets cost $25 and both opening and closing ceremony tickets start at $60.
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.
With a file from The Canadian Press