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Vivian Campbell Gives 24th September Health Update

Monday, 24th September 2014

Vivian Campbell Sheffield 2008.
Pic by dltourhistory

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has posted a statement about his current health situation earlier today via his facebook page.

Following Joe's latest update on 22nd September Vivian has today updated about his current situation on facebook. As expected he will not be with the band in London or for the upcoming private/casino shows in October/November in the USA.

It goes without saying that all Lep fans send him our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. And we look forward to his return in 2015.

US DJ Eddie Trunk has tweeted that Vivian's "stand in" / "stunt double" for these shows will be a guitarist from New Jersey.

Vivian Campbell - 24th September facebook Statement

"As many of you know, I've been scheduled to start a stem cell transplant and as soon as I got home from tour I began the necessary tests and preparations. I'll be admitted to hospital soon for all the yucky bits, so in the meantime I'm headed to Target to stock up on cozy pajamas, fresh underwear, and a sackful of car-porn.

Unfortunately, this means that I won't be able to perform with the band on the upcoming NFL broadcast on Sept. 28th, nor will I be able to do the shows scheduled for Oct/Nov.

While I can't say that I'm looking forward to the process ahead, I'm very much looking forward to what I feel will be a most successful outcome. Next year will be very busy for Def Leppard with a new album and a world tour, and frankly, I don't think they would sound as loud without me, so I have no intention of letting the team down!