Phil Collins comeback has hit an unexpected snag.
The singer has been hospitalized after suffering a severe fall in his hotel room last night, and has been forced to postpone a pair of London gigs tonight and tomorrow (June 8 and 9) at Royal Albert Hall. Collins was on his way to the toilet in his hotel room when he fell, hitting his head on a chair and suffering “a severe gash” near his eye.
The 66-year-old, who is performing live for the first time in a decade, is expected to resume his tour in Cologne this weekend.
STATEMENT ABOUT JUNE 8 + 9 ROYAL ALBERT HALL SHOWS: https://t.co/Y7Nvewrukm
— Phil Collins (@PhilCollinsFeed) June 8, 2017
“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),” reads a statement on his Facebook page. “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.”
The two London shows will be made up in November.
“Phil sends his sincere apologies and thanks to fans,” the statement continues. “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’ June 30 show at BST Hyde Park in London is still a go.