Phil Collins has postponed his upcoming London shows after being rushed to hospital following a fall earlier this week. The former Genesis man has been forced to reschedule two shows from his current Royal Albert Hall residency.
Collins has made a huge comeback over the last year after an extended break from playing live music. The 66 year old has sold over 100 million albums worldwide as a solo artist and part of a band. He is one of only three artists to achieve this tremendous feat, the others being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.
The ‘One More Night’ singer released his most recent studio album ‘Going Back’ in 2010. The record peaked at number one in the UK, and was supported by the popular singles ‘(Love Is Like A) Heatwave’, and ‘Going Back’. The album has since been granted a gold certification in the UK.
Collins is reported to have fallen in the middle of the night and suffered a severe gash close to his eye. The singer has had difficulty walking following a recent surgery on his back. Due to his injuries, Collins was rushed to hospital and kept under observation for 24 hours. He has rescheduled his June 8 & 9 tour dates for November.
An official statement posted to the singer’s FaceBook read: “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,” the statement adds. “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.”