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Vivian Campbell Explains Joe Elliott's Vocal Cord Issues

Friday, 3rd February 2016

Vivian Campbell 2015.
Pic by Chele Drappel

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell was interviewed recently by Radio Lombardia and mentioned Joe's vocal issues.

Vivian was interviewed by host Barbara Caserta of the show Linea Rock and explained Joe Elliott's vocal issues and why he had to postpone the Orlando, FL show a few hours before show time.

He also says Joe will recover fully if he rests for two months without any need for drugs or surgery.

Vivian talked about Jimmy Bain's death on the Hysteria cruise, Last In Line, choosing their band name, their history, their upcoming Milan show, getting a new bass player, Def Leppard's US tour postponement and Joe's vocal issues.

Listen to the full 17 minute interview below.

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Radio Lombardia 100.3 FM - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

Def Leppard's US Tour Postponement

"Yeah everything will be OK. Joe has been having some problems with his voice. And he saw two different doctors. The first one told him that he could continue to tour. The second doctor he saw just this past Saturday afternoon. The afternoon of the show we were supposed to play in Orlando, Florida. And he went to see a specialist and they put a camera in his throat to see what was going on. And of the two vocal cords one wasn't moving at all. So this specialist that he saw on Saturday told Joe that if he didn't stop singing immediately for a couple of months. He would do irreparable damage in the long term. But he's also equally confident that if Joe just stops singing for at least two months that it will naturally heal."

Rescheduling February Shows To May

"So he doesn't have to do any surgery. He doesn't have to take any drugs. He just needs to rest. So we had to postpone those shows and we're trying to reschedule them for May."

Jimmy Bain's Death

"It was very, very sad. It still is very, very sad for all of us. But Jimmy was - he was a trooper you know. He was a strong, strong character. Jimmy was born in Scotland. In the Highlands. He's a real Highlander you know. He was a trooper till the end. And he believed in this band so much and in this new record. And were very, very sad to have lost him but I know that Jimmy believed very much in the new record Heavy Crown. And that he would want us to continue to play and to play the Frontiers Festival. And we will continue to do that. We will play it in his honour."

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