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.”