Def Leppard's Phil Collen Reveals Why He Left Tour

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has revealed he missed some of the band’s tour dates in May because his wife had a near-fatal childbirth.

"[There] was real bad complications," Collen told Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon. "She actually died and they brought her back to life, and internal bleeding and just craziness.

“This isn't common knowledge, but it is now. So I was actually on tour, and when this happened, I obviously had to go to California.”

Guitarist Steve Brown filled in.

Collen said wife Helen and their son Jackson are “doing great.”

He thanked Brown for allowing the show to go on without him. “I said, 'Can you step in for me?,’” Collen recalled. “Everyone was cool. They said, ‘Go.’ I went, and everything was fine. Everything is great now.”

Original article by Andrew Magnotta at iHeartRadio