March 29, 2023

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen was violently attacked outdoors the 4 Seasons resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over the weekend. A 19-year-old man named Max Edward Hartley was arrested for the incident.

In line with a police report obtained by The Day by day Mail, Allen was outdoors smoking a cigarette when Hartley allegedly emerged from behind a pillar and rushed on the drummer, knocking the Rock & Roll Corridor of Famer down. On account of the assault, Allen apparently hit his head on the bottom, inflicting harm.

A girl tried to assist Allen, however was repeatedly punched by Hartley. When she tried to flee again into the resort, Hartley dragged her again outdoors by the hair. Hartley fled however was finally arrested as he was breaking automobile home windows close by the resort.

Allen famously misplaced his arm in a 1984 automobile accident, however persevered to proceed taking part in with Def Leppard. Hartley was charged with two counts of battery, 4 counts of felony mischief, and abusing an “aged or disabled grownup.”

The drummer instructed police in a sworn assertion that he wished Hartley prosecuted.

On Tuesday (March 14th), Hartley was bailed out of Broward County Jail, and was requested by a neighborhood TV reporter if he was a Def Leppard fan, in keeping with 7 Information Miami. Hartley turned away and didn’t give a solution.

Each The Day by day Mail and seven Information Miami reached out to Def Leppard’s media group for remark, however have but to get a response.

Def Leppard had been on the town to play a present with Mötley Crüe on the Seminole Arduous Rock Lodge and On line casino. The 2 bands are set to embark on a UK/European tour in Might and June, earlier than returning to the States for a run of summer season reveals with particular visitor Alice Cooper (tickets accessible right here).

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