Def Leppard lead vocalist Joe Elliott is battling ill health. He has sent is apologies to all his fans for cutting a show in New this week starting August 20, 2012. Apparently he is battling ill health while on tour with his band in the U.S. During a concert in Saratoga Springs the rocker left the stage on Monday.
In a post on their official web site, he writes,
“I caught a hacking cough which just ripped the hell out of my voice. Despite all the usual stuff singers do such as lemon tea, steam, etc. it just wasn’t going to heal overnight, but with sufficient rest and plenty of warming up I thought I might manage to do the following show in Saratoga Springs.
“I was tough and I was ploughing through it as best I could, but by the time we got to Photograph, there was barely anything left in the tank and it was starting to hurt, so… I had to make a decision… do the encore and risk doing so much damage that we might have to cancel a bunch of shows, or blow out one song and sort out a doctor to have a look at me, which we did the following morning.”
Elliot also saw a doctor and went back to the stage in Maine on Wednesday August 22, 2012 and does hope to go on with the tour.
”After a couple of cortisone shots, I seem to be mending quite nicely!! The cough has gone, and the gig in Bangor, Maine on Wednesday night, albeit challenging, was a big improvement… I’ve had a couple of tough gigs, it’s happened before and no doubt it’ll happen again, but for now, I’m OK, the tour will roll on, we will all give our all, as we do every night, and we move on.”
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