Phil Collins postpones tour after suffering fall in hotel room

By Gemma Strong

Phil Collins is recovering in hospital after suffering a fall in his London hotel room. The incident happened following the 66-year-old’s performance at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday (June 7). He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. A statement released on Phil's official Facebook page confirmed the news, adding that the singer has been forced to postpone his two upcoming shows in London, on Thursday and Friday.

Phil Collins Phil Collins has been rushed to hospital after a fall in his hotel room

The statement read: "Phil suffers from 'drop foot' as a result of a back operation which makes it very 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.

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"Phil sends his sincere apologies and thanks to fans. He has had a fantastic week at his first shows in ten years, cannot thank people enough for their warm reaction and is excited to return." The star's upcoming concerts in London have been rescheduled for 26 – 27 November, with his tour set to resume on Sunday in Cologne. He will be back in the British capital at the end of the month, for his headline performance at BST Hyde Park on 30 June.

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