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Phil Collen Recovering After Recent Toe Operation

Friday, 4th March 2016

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Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has been interviewed by North Carolina radio and mentioned his recent surgery.

Phil talked about the Hysteria On The High Seas cruise, the 2016 US tour, the Delta Deep East Coast tour, the Guns N' Roses reunion, recent rock deaths, his workout routine and a recent operation on his toe.

Phil mentioned that he had an operation on an old toe injury last Friday (26th February). He also had an operation on a finger injury in Paris in 2013 to repair tendon damage that had affected some shows on the Summer Tour 2013.

Listen to the full 7 minute interview via the radio link below.

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Man Made Radio w/ Rhyan - Phil Collen Interview Quotes

Toe Operation/Working Out Today?

"Not yet. That'll be later on. I worked out yesterday but yeah we're having a little bit of a break at the moment. I got this little operation. I had this lump on my toe. Actually three years ago I ran into a chair going for the phone. And then two weeks later ran into an amplifier. Exactly the same place."

"So this thing kind of swelled up and I really needed to get this cyst out. A ganglion cyst and they just scraped the bone and my doctor said look, you're gonna have to have three weeks of not jumping around, kick boxing stuff and going in the sand or the sea and all that stuff."

"So this was the only time I got. So last Friday I kind of got - had this little operation. So I'm kind of being chill at the moment. I've been kind of mellow. So I' can still workout. I just can't go too strenuous at the moment."

"It was a metal on as well,. It was exactly the same place where I kicked the chair. It was like oh no."

Hysteria On The High Seas Cruise

"That was a weird experience that whole thing. You know obviously the really unfortunate passing of Jimmy Bain. That was awful and then the fact that you know it couldn't dock because - the ship couldn't dock because the weather was so bad in the local places and that. The water was too rough and then Joe lost his voice. Yeah it was a bunch of things that kept going on. So that was a little strange I gotta say."

Delta Deep Live Shows

"Yeah we actually this month you know we kick off in late March. Its east coast you know we done a west coast run. We're having to divide the whole tour up into segments. So we called it West Coast live the Sugar Shack tour. And then we're obviously doing the East Coast as well. Or some of it. We're doing like North East at the moment. But we'll just keep doing legs like that. We'll do a deep south one. A north one. And perhaps even further down on the east coast at some point as well."

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