Def Leppard stars laugh off split rumors

Updated: May 01, 2010, 16:44 PM IST

Los Angeles: Def Leppard rockers have denied split rumours, saying they can’t “imagine doing anything else” if they get away from the band.

The heavy metal rock band fuelled rumours of split in October 09 after they cancelled 23 dates on their North American tour, stating "unforeseen personal matters", and couldn’t reschedule the show.

But the vocalist of the band Joe Elliott insists the gig was cancelled so he could tend to his wife Kristine, who was expecting their first child, reports The Daily Express.

"There wasn`t any mystery to it really. My wife was pregnant and needed a bit of attention from me, which she wasn`t getting,” he tells

He added: “There was a lot of things (sic) in our private lives that needed attending to. We`re not splitting. Not at all. We often joke, what else would we do? You just can`t imagine doing anything else."

The 50 year old became a dad earlier this year.