The renowned musician Phil Collins, who is currently 70 years old, has openly acknowledged that his health problems are compelling him to cease his music performances. In a seldom-seen interview on BBC Breakfast with his colleagues, he candidly stated, “I have certain physical problems, which is extremely disheartening because, you know, I would have loved to perform on stage with my son and his band, Genesis.”
He went on to explain, “I have some physical issues that limit my ability to perform. I can barely even grip a drumstick in this hand.”
Phil Collins, a 70-year-old Grammy Award-winning artist, initially gained fame both as a solo musician and as the drummer for the beloved band Genesis. In March 2020, the band’s members announced their “The Final Domino” tour. Due to the pandemic, the tour scheduled for 2021 was postponed. Nonetheless, in April, they confirmed their plans to perform in Europe and make their long-awaited return to America after a 14-year hiatus.
Regrettably, Phil acknowledged that his health issues prevented him from playing the drums any more, so his 20-year-old son Nic took his place.
Phil Collins is ending his musical career.
Phil Collins will perform with Genesis even though he is no longer able to play the drums.
Once the pandemic was postponed, Collins stated he was unsure if he would be able to participate in upcoming competitions with the band.
“We are all men of a certain age, and I believe that we are nearing the end in certain ways. I believe that is true in general for me, but now that the competitions are over, I’m not sure if I still want to go, he continued.
Collins, a legendary musician, has struggled with the spine for a long time. He suffered a serious back injury in 2009, and for the first time, he acknowledged that a fire has prevented him from playing the drums.
The singer explained that his back problems are extremely severe. “After years of singing, I found myself seated at the drums in a position that compressed my vertebrae and put pressure on my spinal cord. Even gripping the drumsticks correctly would cause me pain,” he shared. The artist added, “I used to embed the drumsticks into my palms.”
However, the singer of “You’ll Be in My Heart” encountered another mishap in 2015 when he suffered a serious fall, leading to a challenging surgical procedure that resulted in damaged nerves and impaired mobility. Presently, he can only stand with the aid of a cane and relies on a wheelchair for mobility.
Phil Collins fell victim to deception by his former spouse. The artist, who brought joy to countless fans through his music and songs, bears the visible marks of his sorrow and suffering on his face and body. At the age of 70, the British musician’s health struggles seem to have taken a toll on him, and his legal battles with his ex-wife have only exacerbated the situation. Sadly, he is almost unrecognizable now, with all-white hair.
A significant scandal unfolded in the life of Phil Collins and his ex-wife, Orianne Cevey. Eight years after their divorce in 2008, the couple decided to remarry. However, everything apparently fell apart last year when Orianne allegedly secretly tied the knot with another man in Las Vegas. She had pretended to be traveling to Vegas for business, concealing her new relationship. Upon discovering the truth, the artist expelled his wife from their $40 million estate and changed all access codes.
Unfazed by Orianne’s threats of exposing potentially embarrassing revelations from their marriage, the two engaged in legal battles. Eventually, Phil was compelled to sell his cherished dream house, and it will be demolished following its purchase by a wealthy buyer.