Phil Collins has been rushed to hospital following a fall causing the singer to postpone two London shows.
The 66-year-old singer reportedly tripped over a step in his hotel bedroom following a show at The Royal Albert Hall. The singer is said to have cut his head badly but is “recovering well“. Collins is believed to have required surgery after the ambulances transported him to the hospital.
Although the Genesis icon has already played the first three nights of his Royal Albert Hall residency, his performances tonight (8th June) and tomorrow (9th June) have been rescheduled for the 26th and 27th of November.
An official statement was released on the ‘Easy Lover‘ singer’s Facebook page informing fans that tonight and tomorrow’s shows are unfortunately cancelled.
The Statement explains: “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,” The statement follows on to say, “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.”
Collins will resume his tour in Cologne this Sunday (11th June) with his BST performance in London’s Hyde Park will go ahead on 30th June.