Joe Elliott hospitalized in Bogota reportedly due to respiratory issues but Def Leppard show to proceed
Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe are scheduled to play a concert tonight (on February 25, 2023) at Parque Simon Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia. There were some concerns that were raised when Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott was apparently
admitted to a hospital about 24 hours before the scheduled concert with what appears to have been deemed respiratory issues. Elliott has since been discharged from the hospital and the concert is scheduled to go ahead tonight.
There have been numerous posts on Facebook explaining the situation but one of the most detailed can be found on Alejandra Garza Locutora‘s Facebook page earlier today (with slight edits):
“Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott was hospitalized in Bogota and discharged ahead of his show.
Joe Elliott, vocalist of the British rock band, was hospitalized at the Marly Jorge Cavelier Gaviria clinic, in the municipality of Chía, Cundinamarca.
Through social networks, music portals point out that the British artist would be affected by the height of Bogota, so he would have presented respiratory problems in the evening hours of Friday, February 24. The Brit was admitted for dysnea, a breathing difficulty.
It is said that the vocalist would have been discharged around 10:00 a.m., sources from the Marly Clinic where he was attended confirmed.
Neither the event’s organizing company, nor the Def Leppard band has issued an official statement on the artist’s health condition.”
Def Leppard have confirmed via Facebook that the concert tonight will be going ahead:
“BOGOTA – the show is still ON for tonight at Parque Simon Bolivar! We’re ready to rock and roll with the fans in Colombia! “