He’ll be in our hearts.
One week into his comeback tour, Phil Collins is canceling two upcoming sold-out shows after suffering a fall in his hotel room.
Following a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Wednesday, the singer apparently slipped on his way to the bathroom and hit his head on a nearby chair, leaving him with a “severe gash” on his face. He was later transported to a nearby hospital where he is “recovering well,” but is being kept under observation for 24 hours.
In a post shared on the singer’s official Facebook page Thursday, it was revealed that Collins, 66, suffers from “drop foot” due to a previous back operation, which can make it difficult for him to walk.
“Phil sends his sincere apologies and thanks to fans,” the post read. “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.”
The aptly titled Not Dead Yet Tour marks Collins’ first tour in nearly a decade after a long absence from the spotlight. The singer has experienced myriad health issues in recent years due to multiple back and foot injuries, stemming from playing drums for upwards of 60 years, as well as losing hearing in his left ear.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever be fit enough to play the drums again on tour,” Collins told People in 2016. “My left arm has changed — it’s a neural thing. The back surgery I had was great — I mean, how good can surgery be? But it was problem-free. But then when I was recovering on crutches, I fell and fractured my foot. When I recovered from foot surgery, I fell again and fractured another part of the same foot. My right foot now is completely numb.”
The canceled shows have been rescheduled for later in November and Collins will return to the stage on Sunday for two stops in Germany.