Phil Collins fans that were looking forward to the singer’s two-night stand at the historic Royal Albert Hall in London will have to wait until November to see him live after he suffered a head injury after a fall in his hotel bathroom.
Collins’ Facebook page posted the following status detailing his injury and how it happened:
“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.”
The status went on to confirm that the June 8 and 9 performances would be rescheduled for November 26 and 27, with the June 8 tickets being honored at the November 26 show and the June 9 tickets being honored at the November 27 show.
Collins’ next tour date, June 11 in Cologne, will go on as scheduled.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)