Def Leppard’s one-armed drummer Rick Allen has suffered an attack by a teenager in the US
Rick Allen, the one-armed drummer for British rock band Def Leppard, was attacked by a teenager in Florida (USA), reports The Sun.
According to the publication, 19-year-old Max Edward Hartley hid behind a hotel pillar as the musician walked by. The young man suddenly jumped on the artist and knocked him down. As a result of the fall, Allen got a head injury.
A woman who was walking by came to the aid of the drummer. However, the offender also attacked her: he beat her and dragged her by the hair. The teenager then broke the windows of several cars parked near the hotel.
The young man was detained and taken to the station. He was charged with battery and assault on a disabled person.
Rick Allen joined the British band Def Leppard in 1978. In 1994 he was involved in a car accident. The musician exceeded the speed limit and lost control over the vehicle.
After this the left hand of the artist had to be amputated because of an infection. In spite of that he continued to perform on stage and became one of the key members of Def Leppard.