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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN On How He Survived His 1984 Car Accident

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Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen has been interviewed by the Florida press and recalled his 1984 car accident.

Rick spoke to the Broward Palm Beach New Times to promote his artwork The Stadium Tour 2020.

He was speaking ahead of the art events at Wentworth Galleries in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Boca Raton, Florida.

Rick talked about discovering art, surviving his 1984 car accident, his family, dealing with having only one arm, his artwork and the people who helped him.

1984 Car Accident

He was about the car accident on New Year's Eve 1984 and how he survived.

Read the full interview via the link below.

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Broward Palm Beach New Times - Rick Allen Interview Quotes

1984 Car Accident/Recovery

"As I rolled this frigging car, I guess the seatbelt took my arm and I went through the sunroof."

"The thing that kept me alive was the fact that I stayed conscious. It stopped me from bleeding to death."

Couple That Helped Him

"There was an off duty cop, Roger, and a district nurse, Eileen, and they pulled up behind the accident and they basically saved my life. Then they became a couple. So, it was a beautiful love story."

Rick Allen Art Events - January 2020

Legends And Dreams

Friday 10th January 2020 - Wentworth Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL

LAS OLAS, 819 E LAS OLAS BLVD, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301 from 6pm to 9pm.

Saturday 11th January 2020 - Wentworth Gallery, Hollywood, FL


Saturday 11th January 2020 - Wentworth Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

TOWN CENTER MALL, 6000 GLADES ROAD, BOCA RATON, FL 33431 from 6pm to 9pm.

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