Phil Collen Left Def Leppard’s Tour Because His Wife Almost Died Giving Birth

DEF LEPPARD guitarist PHIL COLLEN has revealed why he had to leave the band’s current tour back in May: Because his wife almost DIED giving birth.

He says, quote, “She actually died and they brought her back to life. There was internal bleeding and just craziness . . . So I was actually on tour and when this happened I obviously had to go to California [to be with her].”

The tour continued with a fill-in for three shows, but Collen was able to rejoin the band a week later. And soon after that, drummer RICK ALLEN said, quote, “Everything’s fine. He’s got a beautiful son, so everything went really well.”

(Ultimate Classic Rock)

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