Def Leppard Drummer Issues Statement Regarding Recent Attack He Suffered

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Last week, Dep Leppard drummer Rick Allen was attacked outside of a hotel.

While outside enjoying a smoke, a teenager ran at him full force and knocked him to the ground; Allen “hit his head on the ground causing injury.”

Recently, per a statement he issued exclusively to ABC News, Allen expressed his thanks to all who have provided him with support.

Below is his entire statement:

“Thank you everyone for your overwhelming support. Your love and prayers are truly helping. My wife Lauren [Monroe] was thankfully not with me at the time of the incident. We are together now, and working on recovering in a safe space.

“We ask you to join us in our effort to move from confusion and shock to compassion and empathy. We understand this act of violence can be triggering for so many people.

“To all of the fans, veterans and first responders in our global community, we are thinking of you all. Together with love, we can all get through these difficult times.”

Also recently, police released 911 audio associated with several calls in regard to the individual who attacked Allen. If you want to hear that audio for yourself, follow the link below.

Also below, you will find all of Dep Leppard’s upcoming tour dates. We hope that you are well Rick.

Listen: Police Release 911 Audio Related To Def Leppard Drummers' Recent Assault

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  • May 22 – Sheffield, UK – Bramall Lane
    May 25 – Mönchengladbach, Germany – SparkassenPark
    May 27 – Munich, Germany – Koenigsplatz
    May 29 – Budapest, Hungary – MVM Dome
    May 31 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena Kraków
    June 02 – Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks
    June 03 – Hannover, Germany – Expo Plaza
    June 07 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
    June 09 – Hyvinkää, Finland – RockFest
    June 11 – Trondheim, Norway – Trondheim Rocks
    June 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
    June 18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
    June 20 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo SNAI San Siro
    June 23 – Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Alges
    June 24 – Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain – Auditorio Miguel Ríos
    June 27 – Thun, Switzerland – Stockhorn Arena
    July 01 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
    July 02 – Lytham, UK – Lytham Festival
    July 04 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
    July 06 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park
    August 05 – Syracuse, NY – JMA Wireless Dome
    August 08 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium
    August 11 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
    August 13 – Omaha, NE – Charles Schwab Field Omaha
    August 16 – Tulsa, OK – H.A. Chapman Stadium
    August 18- El Paso, TX – Sun Bowl Stadium