Category: Phil Collins

Phil Collins Cancels London Concerts After Hotel Fall

The legendary music career of Phil Collins has continued to evolve for more than four decades, beginning with his tenure with Genesis and continuing through a strong solo career. However, the 66-year-old singer-songwriter’s health is currently on the mend after he suffered what was described as a severe gash near his eye after he fell late Wednesday night.

 

Collins arose in the middle of the night in a hotel room to use the bathroom when he fell, with his head striking a nearby chair. The injury was severe enough for him to be briefly hospitalized and forced him to postpone scheduled concerts at Royal Albert Hall in London on both June 8 and 9.

 

Collins’ staff attributed the fall to a condition that afflicts Collins known as drop foot. The health problem is a complication of back surgery that left him with problems when it came to walking.

 

The postponement of the concerts was announced by Collins’ staff on the day of the first concert, with the two performances rescheduled for November 26 and 27. His staff made an effort to convey Collins’ regret in being forced to postpone the concerts.

 

Collins recently returned to performing in concert after being away for the last decade and will continue his tour of Europe on June 11, when he performs in Cologne. Following that concert, he’ll perform in Paris before again returning to London to play Hyde Park on June 30.

 

During Collins’ time away in what he had described as a retirement, he took time to release his autobiography. The book explored the rise of Genesis and the subsequent spawning of the solo career and the toll that constant touring and fame had taken on Collins’ family life.

 

That toll had included multiple failed marriages, substance abuse issues involving alcohol and a fractured relationship with his daughter, Lily. In the latter case, Lily Collins has carved out a prominent career of her own as an actress.

 

Singer Phil Collins Performances Rescheduled After Injury

Singer Phil Collins experienced a slip-and-fall injury that has altered his touring schedule. The 66-year old rock musician, known for the band “Genesis,” slipped in the bathroom and seriously injured his head. Collins’ press and management team gave a statement about the situation and how it will affect his fans.

 

The statement commented on how Collins experienced difficulty walking due from a case of “foot drop” incurred from having an operation performed on his back. Collins had slipped in his bathroom and hit his head against a chair hard enough to open up a gash near his ocular cavity and necessitating stitches. While Collins seems to be recovering well, he was kept under 24-hour observation. The medical shake-up was sufficient to force Collins to change a pair of Royal Albert Hall performances from June 8 and 9 to some time in late November. Collins apologized to his fans and thanked them for the warm reception during his first performance in a decade.

 

While the Royal Albert Hall performances were rescheduled for November, Collins’ “Not Dead Yet (Live)” tour is set to perform in Cologne, Germany’s Lanxess Arena on June 11th. Additionally, Collins will return to London for a June 30th concert to be held outdoors in Hyde Park. Tickets for the June 8th Royal Albert Hall performance will be honored on November 26th and the June 9th performance will be honored on November 27th.

 

Foot drop is a condition that results in the shortening of one leg, usually due to stroke, issues with the sciatic nerve, issues with the musculature of the rear lower leg, certain diseases, toxins or as a side effect from reconstructive work along the knee or hip region. Depending on the severity of the condition, foot drop can be temporary or an on-going ailment. The most notable issue with the condition is that the person may either have difficulty or an inability to lift his toes or foot below the ankle.