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Phil Collen Explains Upcoming Hand Surgery

Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Phil Collen Sheffield 2008.
Pic by DefDazz/Darren

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen has explained his hand surgery which is due to take place in September.

Phil revealed that he needed surgery on one of his fingers after an injury during a Swedish newspaper interview in July. The surgery is being done to repair a damaged tendon and will mean he won't be able to play guitar for three months.

The injury meant that for much of the Summer Tour 2013 Vivian played the guitar solo on 'Rock Of Ages'. Vivian explained on 15th July that this was because it was too hard for Phil to play with his injured finger.

Phil Collen - 19th July facebook Quote

"Home off tour. Lots to do before the September surgery."

Phil Collen - 20th July facebook Quote

"Thanks to everyone concerned about my surgery. Don't worry it's a standard procedure to put my tendon back on the knuckle. It slipped off just before the tour but I pressed on."