Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Addresses The Concerns About Vince Neil’s Health
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen recently joined an interview with KSHE 95 and talked about their upcoming tour with Mötley Crüe. The rocker mainly reflected on Vince Neil‘s vocal and physical performance after the singer had received endless criticism.
Mötley Crüe announced that they would be hitting the road with Def Leppard, Joan Jett, and Poison for their Stadium Tour in 2020. However, that announcement was before the pandemic took its toll on the entire world. Like every other artist in rock music, these bands had to postpone their schedule not once but twice.
Meanwhile, the band members had plenty of time to prepare themselves for such an extended tour. Unfortunately, their fans were concerned about one member of Mötley Crüe while they were supposed to be excited to see all the bands. Vince Neil received major criticism after a series of fortunate events during live performances.
The catastrophic events started when he first lost his voice on stage while playing his band’s classic hits. Following this incident, the entire music industry and fans decided that the vocalist wasn’t capable of touring if he could not complete one show.
Last year, Phil Collen opened up about Neil’s performance and stated that he still had another year to improve himself. The Mötley Crüe singer used his time to stay away from social media to avoid being exposed to all the hate and allegedly tried to get back in shape.
Now that the Stadium Tour is almost here, Phil Collen was asked if he’s worried about Vince Neil. The musician stated that he’s always in contact with Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil since they have known each other for a very long time. Furthermore, they will have a trainer with them on tour to prevent any lack of energy, and Collen stated he’s hopeful for Neil to work out.
When asked if he has concerns about Neil, Collen said:
“No. I talk to Nikki Sixx all the time. We’re friends. And I’ve known Vince forever. He’s going to be part of our team. The way I look at this whole thing. We want to take this tour to the rest of the world in Europe, Australia, Japan, all over the place, and South America. So it’s really important that everyone is part of the team.
We’re inspired, me and Joe. Actually, all the guys. We’re on the phone, and we start rehearsing in about a week. So, no. I can’t wait till we get out there. And hopefully, Vince will be working out. We’ve got a trainer coming out. Yeah, it’s going to be really cool.”
You can watch the interview below.