Def Leppard have postponed the remaining dates on their current tour to give singer Joe Elliott some time to rest.

The band announced the news on its website, saying that the concerts on its winter tour were being postponed "due to illness. All shows from Feb. 2 (San Antonio, Texas) through Feb. 17 (Allentown, Penn.) will be rescheduled, including the previously postponed dates in Greensboro, NC (Jan. 27), and Orlando, Fla (Jan. 30)."

Drummer Rick Allen went into a little more detail on Twitter, noting that "the doctor basically said that if Joe continues to sing without resting his throat for a month, he might do permanent damage ... "

Just last week, Elliott was forced to miss a performance on Def Leppard's Hysteria on the High Seas cruise because he was suffering from vocal issues. According to reports, Elliott struggled with earlier appearances on the ship, and had to sit out while bandmates Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell -- along with Last in Line's Andrew Freeman, Mr. Big's Eric Martin and Kip Winger – filled in.

Def Leppard will announce more details on the new dates soon. Tickets for the postponed shows -- which includes 10 dates altogether -- will be honored at those rescheduled concerts.

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