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Phil Collins postpones Royal Albert Hall shows after serious fall

Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 01:18

Musician Phil Collins has postponed his comeback concerts in London after falling in his hotel. Saskia O'Donoghue reports

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Phil Collins has cancelled two London concerts due to take place this week... after gashing his head in a fall at his hotel The singer's concert promoter said the 66-year-old slipped on Wednesday night and hit his head on a chair. The promoter said Collins was recovering well but would be kept in hospital under observation for 24 hours. Last year, the musician told press about suffering from drop foot, a condition he developed after back surgery. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MUSICIAN, PHIL COLLINS: "The state of play at the moment is I had back surgery because of this 60 years of drumming it really messed my back up and it messed my hips up as well. That's 60 years of doing this, you know? I had back surgery to sort that out but it's left me as of now, a year ago, has left me with what they call drop foot. My right foot doesn't have any up and down, doesn't have any feeling. That I'm hoping in time will get better. The nerves will regenerate. Collins came out of retirement for the concerts, announcing the 'Not Dead Yet: Live' tour last October. The two London dates, due to be held at the Royal Albert Hall this week have been rescheduled for late November. Collins' European tour will resume with a concert in Cologne, Germany, on Sunday. Collins was drummer for rock band Genesis in the 1970s... before starting a solo career that peaked in the 1980s with hits such as "In the Air Tonight".

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Phil Collins postpones Royal Albert Hall shows after serious fall

Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 01:18