Def Leppard’s one-armed drummer attacked outside Florida hotel
The one-armed drummer for the British rock band Def Leppard was assaulted just outside a hotel in Florida, where the band was touring.
Max Hartley, 19, was arrested and charged on felony counts in the incident this week, which also involved an assault on a Good Samaritan.
According to the police report, Mr. Hartley then began hitting a woman who tried to intervene and dragged her by her hair.
Mr. Hartley, who was arrested a short time after the attack, has been charged with abuse of an elderly or disabled adult, ABC reported.
After a hiatus of more than 18 months, Def Leppard returned to touring with Mr. Allen still the drummer, using specially designed drum sets. To this day, he uses electronic and acoustic kits that let his legs do work a drummer’s left arm usually does.
The group remained as popular as ever and had some of its biggest hits — like “Love Bites” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me” — after Mr. Allen lost his arm.