Phil Collins has had to postpone his sold-out comeback shows after being taken to hospital. The singer, who has recently returned to playing live after a decade-long break, suffered from a fall in his hotel bathroom on Wednesday night and cut his head during the accident.
Reports emerging indicates that the star missed his step due to the ‘drop foot’ induced by the emergency back surgery he underwent in 2015. “Phil suffers from ‘drop foot’ as a result of a back operation which makes it difficult to walk,” his representative said. “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.”
Collins “sends his sincere apologies and thanks to fans”, and has postponed the shows – his first in 10 years.