From Def Leppard's site:

As many of you know, Iíve been scheduled to start a stem cell transplant and as soon as I got home from tour I began the necessary tests and preparations. Iíll be admitted to hospital soon for all the yucky bits, so in the meantime Iím headed to Target to stock up on cozy pajamas, fresh underwear, and a sackful of car-porn.
Unfortunately, this means that I wonít be able to perform with the band on the upcoming NFL broadcast on Sept. 28th, nor will I be able to do the shows scheduled for Oct/Nov.
While I canít say that Iím looking forward to the process ahead, Iím very much looking forward to what I feel will be a most successful outcome. Next year will be very busy for Def Leppard with a new album and a world tour, and frankly, I donít think they would sound as loud without me, so I have no intention of letting the team down!

See you all (with hair!) in 2015. - Viv


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