Phil Collins Hospitalized, Postpones Concerts

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Phil Collins has been hospitalized after hitting his head when he fell in his hotel room in the middle of the night. A note on his Facebook page indicates that “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.”

The accident has forced Collins to postpone tonight and tomorrow night’s concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall, just the fifth and sixth dates of his “Not Dead Yet” comeback tour which started on June 2 in Liverpool, U.K. It’s his first extended time on the road as a solo act since 2004-2005.

Related: Our recap of opening night

Here’s the complete announcement from just before 8 a.m. Eastern time:

“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.”


Phil Collins Not Dead Yet Live 2017 Tour Dates

June 11-12, 14-15-16 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
June 18-19-20, 22-23 – Paris, France – Accor Hotels Arena
Nov 26-27 – London, England – Royal Albert Hall
Watch Collins and his band perform several of his hits at Royal Albert Hall on June 4

The musician’s solo catalog received a significant overhaul from Rhino last year.

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  1. BillyK
    #1 BillyK 9 June, 2017, 17:53

    I will give Phil Collins some credit for being up front and truthful about his situation. In this day, where many people seem to file a lawsuit against hotels/airlines/restaurants at a drop of a hat……this is very refreshing to see someone being responsible, and owning up to their actions(regardless of it being voluntary or involuntary).

    I wish Mr. Collins a speedy recovery, and looking forward to having a great tour, whenever it resumes.

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