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The Ghost Inside’s Andrew Tkaczyk Recently Met Def Leppard’s Rick Allen


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Perseverance isn’t in short supply when it comes to Def Leppard‘s Rick Allen and The Ghost Inside‘s Andrew Tkaczyk. Automobile accidents left the pair facing seemingly impossible setbacks in the amputation Allen‘s left arm in the mid-1980s, and the partial amputation of Tkaczyk‘s right leg in a 2015 bus crash.

Thanks to the aid of emergent technology and innovative new devices, both have managed to remain behind the drum kit for their respective bands. Earlier this week, the pair got to meet up with each other. Tkaczyk shared the below photo of the pair together taken yesterday, June 14th, at this year’s ‘Copenhell‘ festival. He commented:

“Tonight I finally got to meet a true hero. A person who helped lift me out of a dark place and give me hope when I was at my lowest. Thank you @rickallenlive for inspiring and encouraging me to keep going. Life is unreal sometimes. Forever grateful.”

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