Def Leppard’s drummer Rick Allen posted a photo of himself on Instagram taken during a previous show and Dep Leppard fans took the opportunity to honor him by declaring Rick as the true inspiration for everyone.

As you might know, the legendary drummer of Def Leppard, Rick Allen was involved in a car accident on New Year’s Eve in 1984, with his girlfriend. After losing control of the car, Allen was thrown from his vehicle since his seatbelt wasn’t properly fastened. As a result of the accident, Rick Allen lost his left arm.

However, this unfortunate accident didn’t stop him to do what he loved. Rick Allen decided to continue playing drums with Def Leppard using a special-designed drum kit.

Recently on Instagram, Rick Allen posted a photo of himself taken during a previous performance on stage with Def Leppard. The devoted fans of the band took this opportunity to pay respect to the legendary drummer. Def Leppard fans responded to Allen’s recent post by sharing many comments about what a great source of inspiration he had been for many people in the rock community.

Here are some of the comments from the fans honoring Rick Allen and his legendary work:

A Def Leppard fan named Joe Knochel wrote:

A true inspiration to us all. 🔥

Another fan nicknamed Earth Mother Flower Child commented:

My 9-year-old son thinks you are the most amazing drummer in the world! and I think he’s right!

An Instagram user named Jessica Berrett also stated:

Always love that smile and spirit!!❤️

You can see the photo Rick Allen posted on his Instagram account below.