On Saturday evening (February 25) DEF LEPPARD will still play their concert as planned in Bogotá, Colombia, despite the fact that their vocalist Joe Elliott was admitted to the hospital due to respiratory issues earlier in the day.
The band and MÖTLEY CRÜE arrived in Bogotá the night before (February 24) for the third event of their joint 2023 world tour. However, it was reported by El Tiempo that Elliott was admitted to Clínica de Marly, a hospital in the city, due to dyspnea, which is a medical condition characterised by difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
Blu Radio has declared that Joe has been released from Clínica de Marly. Although Ocesa, the coordinator of the concert, has not officially declared anything yet, DEF LEPPARD posted a statement on social media that they are all set to perform at Parque Simon Bolivar tonight. The band also added that they are prepared to rock the show with the Colombian fans.
Following their highly successful North American stadium tour of 2022, iconic and celebrated rock legends DEF LEPPARD and MÖTLEY CRÜE are going global in 2023 with their co-headline “The World Tour.”
Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicked off on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Foro Sol in Mexico City. Both bands will bring their electrifying stage shows across the globe with stops throughout Latin America before heading to Europe in May 2023 — which includes a stop at the iconic Wembley Stadium on Saturday, July 1, 2023 — then wrapping up in Glasgow, U.K. at Hampden Park on July 6, 2023. Stay tuned for additional 2023 shows to be announced soon.