Rick Allen, the drummer for Def Leppard, says he is healing after being attacked outside a Florida hotel earlier this month.

Allen, 59, was attacked while smoking outside the Four Seasons hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach while in South Florida for a performance at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Authorities detained a male, 19, but claimed they had no idea what motivated him to attack. The suspect and Allen were not named in the police report.

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But in a social media post on March 19, Allen expressed his gratitude to his supporters. Additionally, he said he was relief that his wife Lauren was not present when the incident occurred and stated that they are currently “working on recovering in a secure area.”. ”.

Police claim that while Allen smoked a cigarette outside the hotel, the assailant hid behind a pillar. Allen was struck to the ground when the man charged at him.

According to the police report, a woman saw Allen fall and ran to save him; however, the man turned on her and attacked her.

Before being caught by witnesses and the police, the man fled to another hotel and started smashing car windows. He was detained and accused of harming an elderly or disabled adult, as well as two counts of violence, four counts of criminal mischief, and four other charges.

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In a car accident in 1984, Allen lost his left arm.

In an Instagram photo, Allen was sporting a blue Fort Lauderdale police T-shirt.