Frontman Joe Elliott, who was suffering from severe laryngitis, was forced to sit out the Saturday night January 23rd performance on Def Leppard’s Hysteria On The High Seas cruise last weekend.
Def Leppard members Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell filled in, as did Last In Line’s Andrew Freeman, Mr. Big’s Eric Martin and Winger’s Kip Winger.
He faltered before the full-band concert aboard the MSC Divina, having already taken part in an unplugged storytellers concert and VIP reception at the ship’s Pantheon Theatre. There, Def Leppard also paid tribute to David Bowie, who recently passed. But Def Leppard was forced to cut short the next show, only performing seven songs.
You can see fan-shot video of several of these performances above and below.
Def Leppard reportedly offered free tickets to disappointed cruise fans for future shows in their hometowns.
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