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Details Emerge Following the Attack on Def Leppard Drummer

Details Emerge Following the Attack on Def Leppard Drummer
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Extra particulars emerge following the brutal assault on Def Leppard drummer in Florida.

Rick Allen, the drummer of legendary rock group Def Leppard, was assaulted outdoors the lodge the place he stayed after a present in South Florida. The 59-year-old was in South Florida to carry out a present on the Seminole Arduous Rock Resort and On line casino over the previous weekend, the place Def Leppard was co-headlining with Mötley Crüe.

Allen, who misplaced his arm in a automobile accident in 1984, was standing outdoors the 4 Seasons within the valet space, having a smoke. In keeping with a Fort Lauderdale police report, he was then violently attacked by 19-year-old Max Edward Hartley, who was visiting from Ohio. 

Authorities stated Hartley hid behind a pillar outdoors the lodge whereas Allen smoked his cigarette. He ran full pace on the drummer, knocking him to the bottom. The report says that Allen “hit his head on the bottom, inflicting damage.” A girl who witnessed the assault ran out of the lodge to assist Allen, the place Hartley attacked her too.

Hartley was arrested a short while later at one other lodge, allegedly breaking automobile home windows. He was charged with two counts of battery, 4 counts of prison mischief, and abusing an aged or disabled grownup.

On Tuesday, Hartley reportedly posted bail and was launched from Broward Nation Jail. A information photographer is alleged to have requested him why he attacked a person with one arm or if he knew that the person was Def Leppard’s drummer, to which Hartley didn’t reply.

Allen, who suffered a head damage within the assault, has reportedly offered a sworn assertion and advised police that he intends to press prices. Def Leppard has but to touch upon Allen’s situation or the incident.

The Florida present was the final earlier than a break within the band’s touring schedule. Their subsequent look is ready for Could 22 in Sheffield, England.