Def Leppard faced a brief scare last Friday (February 24) in Columbia when vocalist Joe Elliott was hospitalized with “moderate to severe altitude sickness.” Luckily, he was able to perform last night (February 25th) in Bogota as part of his 2023 co-headlining ‘World Tour’ with Motley and his crew. .
As reported by Blabbermouth, Elliott was taken to Bogota’s Clinica de Marly hospital shortly after Def Leppard arrived for the tour’s third show. He was “experiencing dyspnea, the medical term for dyspnea or shortness of breath.”
Unsurprisingly, Def Leppard posted a video about the incident on social media yesterday afternoon (February 25th) with the caption, “Special captain log from Joe – ‘I’m here, 8pm. I’ll leave on time!” he muttered. In it, Elliot can be seen outside the Parque Simon Bolivar (where they played last night).
Mini Captain’s Log. February 25, 2023, Bogota, Colombia. As you can see, I am here. [it’s] 5:20 PM, departs at 8:00 PM. Therefore, I am alive and well. I’m a little fed up, to be honest. Severe – moderate to severe altitude sickness.I don’t want to know how severe altitude sickness is [is]I don’t want to wish that on my worst enemy. But here we are. Now, everyone, please take a good rest. Apparently, the Internet has brightened up. I’m here and I’m leaving at 8pm.
As expected, the post received a lot of positive responses. For example, one user wrote: Jet lag/air sickness sucks. Take care of yourself dear. You’re going to demolish a house in Bogota tonight! ”
In fact, Elliott joined Def Leppard for a scheduled performance and by all accounts put on a great show. In fact, the group posted a follow-up tweet of him this morning (February 26th) with some pictures and the following message: Thank you for rocking with us and showing your love! Lima – next is you!”
Elliott also talked about the situation last night between songs [via Ultimate Classic Rock] :
Before I go any further, I would like to sincerely thank all the staff at Marley Hospital for taking care of me last night. I was feeling a little under the weather. We call it altitude sickness. There is another word that cannot be pronounced. I made it, you made it, and thanks to them, that’s why I’m here.
You can see both tweets, as well as fan-captured footage of Elliott’s speech below.
Of course, Def Leppard and Motley Crue’s ‘world tour’ is set to take place this Tuesday (February 28th) in Lima, Peru. You can see all the remaining dates below and buy tickets here.
In other news, Def Leppard and Motley Crue’s joint 2022 “Stadium Tour” won Rock Tour of the Year at the 2023 Pollstar Awards.Additionally, Ghost has released a new version of ‘Spillways’ (from 2022 reign) last month featured Elliott.
Loudwire wishes Elliot well during this period.
Motley Crue/Def Leppard ‘World Tour’ Dates
February 28 – Lima, Peru @ National Stadium
March 3 – Santiago, Chile @ Estadio Bicentenario de la Florida
March 7 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque
March 9 – Buenos Alley @ Sarmiento Park, Argentina
March 12 – Davie, Florida @ Hard Rock Live (in Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood)
May 22 – Sheffield, England @ Bramall Lane
May 25 – Monchengladbach, Germany @ SparkassenPark
May 27 – Munich, Germany @ Koenigsplatz
May 29 – Budapest, Hungary @ MVM Dome
May 31 – Krakow, Poland @ TAURON Arena Krakow
June 2 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Prague Rocks *
June 3 – Hannover, Germany @ Expo Plaza
June 7 – Solvesborg, Sweden @ Swedish Rock Festival *
June 9 – Hyvinkaa, Finland @ RockFest*
June 11 – Trondheim, Norway @ Trondheim Rocks *
June 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ COPENHELL *
June 18 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting *
June 20 – Milan, Italy @ SNAI San Siro Racecourse
June 23 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Passeio Maritimo de Alges
June 24 – Spain, Rivas Vaciamadrid @ Miguel Rios Auditorium
June 27 – Thun, Switzerland @ Stockhorn Arena
July 1 – London, England @ Wembley Stadium
July 2 – Lytham, UK @ Lytham Festival *
July 4 – Dublin, Ireland @ Murray Park
July 6 – Glasgow, England @ Hampden Park
August 5 – Syracuse, NY @ JMA Wireless Dome ^
August 8 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ohio Stadium ^
August 11 – Fargo, North Dakota @ Fargodome ^
August 13 – Omaha, Nebraska @ Charles Schwab Field Omaha ^
August 16 – Tulsa, Oklahoma @ HA Chapman Stadium ^
August 18 – El Paso, Texas @ Sun Bowl Stadium ^
^ with Alice Cooper
* festival date
Motley Crue + Def Leppard Premiere 2023 (with John 5 Debut)
See photos from Motley Crue + Def Leppard’s first show of 2023 (as part of their ‘World Tour’ joint headlining tour). This includes his first performance with Motley Crue touring guitarist John 5.