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Phil Collins Hospitalized, Postpones Shows

Phil Collins performs with Genesis in 1981
Phil Collins performs with Genesis, Strasbourg, October 1981. Photo credit: Philippe Roos

Phil Collins, who recently returned from a brief retirement, postponed performances last week after being hospitalized. According to a statement on his official Facebook page, Collins suffers from ‘drop foot’ as a result of a back operation and has difficulty walking. Last week his condition caused him to fall and he subsequently hit his head on a chair. Collins was admitted to hospital where he received stitches and was kept under observation for 24 hours.

Collins’ performances at the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 8th and 9th were postponed due the injury. The two shows have been re-sheduled for November 26th and 27th respectively.

Luckily on Sunday, Collins was well enough to perform his scheduled show at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, where he performs three more shows over the next three nights. The ‘Not Dead Yet’ tour continues in Paris and Dublin this month before returning to London on June 30th for Collins’ headlining performance at Hyde Park with special guests Blondie, Mike & The Mechanics and Starsailor.

Watch Phil Collins perform the Genesis tune “Follow You Follow” in Cologne live on June 11, 2017 below.

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