In a recent Instagram post, Def Leppard shared a video of their drummer Rick Allen that went viral on TikTok.

Rick Allen, also known as ‘The Thunder God,’ has been playing for Def Leppard since 1978, and he has played in every studio album that Def Leppard has released in their forty-one-year career.

However, Rick was involved in a car crash in 1984 and lost his left arm because of that. Even though the doctors did their best to save his arm, it had to be amputated due to infection. Nonetheless, he still continued to play with the band with only one arm.

Recently, Def Leppard decided to join a new trend on TikTok with which you share a video of your former self and then add a clip of your current version while Drake’s ‘Know Yourself’ song is playing in the background.

In the first video, you can see the early days of Rick Allen and how he was struggling to get used to playing with one hand. In the following clip, the band showed how much Rick has improved himself and now plays without any difficulty.

Def Leppard wrote:

“The Thunder God!”

You can check out the video below.


THE THUNDER GOD 🥁🤘#deepthoughts #realization #withmywoes #DefLeppard #drummersoftiktok

♬ Know Yourself – Drake