Amputees Throughout History

February 1, 2017

Rick Allen is just about one of the coolest guys on the planet. But at least in his youth, he could be dangerously reckless. In 1984, the Def Leppard drummer was racing his Corvette through Sheffield, England, when he lost control on a curve and crashed his car into a brick wall. The accident nearly killed him, and ultimately claimed his entire left arm.

For most people, this would likely end a drumming career, but Allen learned to play one-armed, and for the last 30 years has continued to tour and record with Leppard.