Musician Phil Collins was rushed to hospital after suffering a dramatic fall in a hotel, forcing him to cancel his London shows yesterday.
According to a message posted on the singer’s official Facebook page, the 66-year-old tripped and fell and badly gashed his head following his concert on Sunday night, after a more than ten-year break from touring.
“Phil has had stitches for a severe gash on his head close to his eye following his first return to the stage in ten years and it is said that he is recovering well but will be kept under observation for 24 hours.” the post read
A spokesperson said Phil suffers from “drop foot” as a result of a back operation which makes it difficult to walk’.
“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 said
The Royal Albert Hall shows will therefore be rearranged for November 26 and 27 this year. All tickets for today June 8 will be valid for November 26 and tickets for June 9 will be valid for November 27.
Phil hadn’t been on tour in over ten years prior to that evening, but had made a triumphant return to the London stage at his Not Dead Yet tour.
The music icon though had to use a walking stick to make his entrance, and stayed seated for the entirety of the gig following major back surgery in 2015.