Def Leppard singer Joe Elliot battling voice problems on the road.
"I caught a hacking cough which just ripped the hell out of my voice." Joe Elliot
Def Leppard singer says; "I ripped the hell out of my voice" cuts New York show short
Posted By: Metal Sludge
Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott has apologized to fans for cutting short a show in New York this week, saying he has been battling ill health during the band’s U.S. tour.
The rockers left the stage early during a concert in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Monday, and the singer blames it on a nasty cough.
In a post on their official website, 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."
Elliott consulted a doctor and was onstage in Maine on Wednesday, and he hopes he will be able to continue the tour.
He writes, "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."
Article courtesy of Music News at MSN