A ‘dramatic’ fall has forced Phil Collins to postpone several comeback shows.
After falling down and hitting his head, Phil Collins has postponed two shows in London.
Following major back surgery in 2015, Phil Collins has suffered from ‘drop foot,’ which causes him to have difficulty walking. The fall came hours after he finished his comeback tour performance Wednesday evening at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
A post on Facebook specified the extent of the singer’s injuries. He slipped in his hotel room in London on his way to the bathroom and hit his head on a chair. At the hospital, Phil Collins received stitches for a severe gash on his head. Doctors will keep Phil Collins under observation for 24 hours.
The singer postponed his planned performances for June 8th and June 9th. Fans who expected to see the singer as part of his comeback Not Yet Dead Live tour will now have to wait until November.
A spokesperson for Collins confirmed that the cancelled performances will now take place on November 26th and 27th. Tickets purchased for his June 8th performance will be valid for his performance on November 26th. Tickets for June 9th will be valid for November 27th.
After ten years of not touring, on Sunday evening, Phil Collins triumphantly returned to the stage in London. He reportedly had to use a walking stick and joked with fans,
“You’re going to miss my dancing. My leg’s fuc—d.”
Confirming that his Sunday show will go on, a statement on Phil Collins’ Facebook reads,
“We unfortunately have to announce that Phil Collins’ performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London will be postponed tonight (June 8) and tomorrow (June 9). Phil suffers from ‘drop foot’ as a result of a back operation which makes it difficult to walk. He rose in the middle of the night to go to the toilet and slipped in his hotel room, hitting his head in the fall on a chair. He was taken to hospital where he had stitches for a severe gash on his head close to his eye and is recovering well… will be kept under observation for 24 hours.
“Phil sends his sincere apologies and thanks to fans. He has had a fantastic week at his first shows in 10 years, cannot thank people enough for their warm reaction and is excited to return.
“These Royal Albert Hall shows will be rearranged for November 26th and 27th this year. All tickets for June 8th will be valid for November 26th…tickets for June 9th will be valid for November 27th.
“He will carry on with this tour on Sunday in Cologne and then Paris before returning to London for his headline performance at BST Hyde Park on June 30th.”
Speaking about Phil Collins’ current condition, a source told The Daily Mail,
“Phil’s going to be fine. He’s disappointed but he will [return] on Sunday.”
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