Why is Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Often Shirtless? Because He’s Hot (In More Ways Than One)
Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen is more often than not shirtless when performing, and his reasoning for that is twofold: it’s hot on stage and so is he.
Collen tells InsideHook of his shirt aversion with a laugh, “I get hot on stage, but also, I do look good!” (He’s not wrong.)
He adds, “Maybe it’s shallow, but that’s OK. I’m a performer, musician and artist. And performing is this whole thing. On stage, I want to look like a rock star.”
Of course, Collen isn’t naturally ripped; he does put in a lot of work. However, even he was guilty of gaining weight during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
Last summer, he launched a 30-day fitness challenge to help him shed his quarantine weight and to give insight into how he prepares for a tour. He shared four weekly videos over the course of a month that outlined his workout routines, diet changes and his favorite workout playlists.
It’s also worth noting that Collen turned 63 last December and is in better shape than a lot of people half his age. Seriously, way to go!