Def Leppard’s Rick Allen Almost Lost Both Arms

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen is known for killing it on the drums minus his left arm, but he could have lost his right arm too.

In a recent interview, Allen opened about the 1984 car accident that took his left arm and almost took the right.
“Not too many people know this, but I broke my right arm really badly , and during the healing process, the hospital, they said, ‘There’s a chance that you may lose your right arm as well,'” Allen revealed.

After losing his left arm, Allen had to relearn how to play the drums and even had a custom drum kit made.

Have you ever been in a scary car accident? Do you think Rick Allen would drum differently if he did not lose his arm?