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Springsteen pens note excusing 9-year-old fan’s tardiness

Bruce Springsteen has got this nine-year-old's back.Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Bruce Springsteen has got this nine-year-old’s back.

A tiny Bruce Springsteen fan showed up late to class this week with the boss of all excuses.

Nine-year-old Xabi Glovsky of Claremont, Calif., arrived at Springsteen’s Los Angeles concert Tuesday with a homemade sign reading, “Bruce, I will be late to school tomorrow. Please sign my note. :)” — and the Garden State-grown rocker happily obliged.

“Dear Ms. Jackson, Xabi has been out very late rocking & rolling. Please excuse him if he is tardy,” he scrawled in black marker.

Springsteen reportedly noticed Xabi’s sign during his three-and-a-half-hourlong show at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, and had a security guard usher the kid and his dad, Scott Glovsky, backstage for a meet-and-greet.

“Although there were many musicians and celebrities at the concert, we were the first people to see him after the show,” the elder Glovsky told the Claremont Courier Thursday. “Bruce said ‘There’s the big guy’ to my son.”

“He asked him for the name of his teacher, and how he spelled his name. He then pulled out a piece of paper and a pen,” he continued. “As Xabi sat next to him on the couch, Bruce thoughtfully created this beautiful note.”

Glovsky, an attorney, says he has attended more than 100 Boss shows over 30 years.

“I have been singing Xabi to sleep with Bruce Springsteen songs since he was born,” he told the paper. “I imagine that idols rarely live up to your expectations. Bruce lived up to every expectation a 9-year-old boy could have — or a 48-year-old boy could have.”

Xabi, who also caught Springsteen’s eye with a homemade poster on his sixth birthday in 2012, isn’t the first grade-schooler born to run a little late after the E Street Band’s famously long shows.

An Albany man last month penned his two daughters’ principals notes explaining why they’d shown up tardy after the nearly four-hour concert.

“This may not seem like a good excuse, but have you ever wondered how many kids would be late — or miss school outright — if God were to suddenly appear?” Patrick Pipino, 48, wrote. “It’s something like that.”

mjagannathan@nydailynews.com

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