Why did Def Leppard and Styx cancel their tour? Now we know
Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla fans were bummed out when the trio of legacy acts canceled the remaining dates of their joint tour last week, including a Jan. 30 date in Orlando. The given reason at the time? The dreaded “due to illness” dagger.
Now, however, we know the rest of the details. Turns out that Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott was suffering from “vocal issues,” according to Blabbermouth.net.
Guitarist Vivian Campbell gave an Italian media outlet this report: "Joe has been having some problems with his voice, and he saw two different doctors. The first one told him that he could continue to tour. The second doctor he saw just this past Saturday afternoon, the afternoon of a show we were supposed to play in Orlando, Florida. And he went to see a specialist. And they put a camera in his throat to see what was going on. And of the two vocal cords, one wasn't moving at all.”
The doc says Joe will be fine, so long as he rests his voice for a couple months, otherwise the damage could be permanent. Word is the tour could continue as early as May.
Click here to listen to our 2009 interview with Joe Elliott.