Phil Collins Cancels Concerts After Fall Causes Injury
Phil Collins recently performed his first concerts in a decade, but the renowned musician has been forced to cancel a pair of shows after being injured in a fall. Both tonight and tomorrow night’s shows at Royal Albert Hall in London have been rescheduled for this November.
A post on Collins’ Facebook page revealed the Genesis drummer currently suffers from a condition known as drop foot as a result of recent back surgery. The condition makes walking difficult and last night Collins fell in his hotel room, hitting his head on a chair and opening a gash on his face near his eye that required a hospital visit and stitches. The note states he is “recovering well” and “will be kept under observation for 24 hours.”
Tickets to tonight’s concert at Royal Albert Hall will be honored at a show rescheduled for November 26, while tickets to the June 9 performance will be accepted at a show rescheduled for November 27. The Not Dead Yet Live! Tour is expected to resume as planned on Sunday, June 11 in Cologne, Germany.
Here’s the full statement:
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. He 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 and 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.