This morning Phil Collins postponed two upcoming shows due to a fall in his hotel room last night. According to the Facebook post updating fans on the situation, Collins has a prior injury from a back operation that makes it harder for him to walk.
After the fall, Collins was taken to the hospital for stitches in a head wound and is stable. He will be under observation for 24 hours, and therefore had to cancel tonight and tomorrow’s show at the Royal Albert Hall in London. However, he plans to resume his tour later in the weekend, for Sunday night’s Cologne show. Read the full update from his official Facebook page below.
We unfortunately have to announce that Phil Collins’ performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London will be postponed tonight (June 8) and tomorrow (June 9). 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. 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. These Royal Albert Hall shows will be rearranged for November 26th and 27th this year. All tickets for June 8th will be valid for November 26th and tickets for June 9th will be valid for November 27th. He will carry on with this tour on Sunday in Cologne and then Paris before returning to London for his headline performance at BST Hyde Park on June 30th.