Phil Collins, a well-known rock star, said a few months ago that he could no longer play the drums. The singer, who is 71 years old, told fans the bad news when they were planning to get back together to go on a Genesis tour.
Now, Collins has been on stage in many places around the world, but he was unable to stand during his performance in Berlin. This has made many fans worry about the singer’s health.
Collins and his bandmates Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks played at the exciting event in Berlin. Fans couldn’t help but notice that his health was getting worse, even though he did a great job with his singing. Collins couldn’t stand during the performance, so he stayed seated and held the microphone to his chest like his life depended on it.
Fans who went to the Mercedes-Benz Arena to see Genesis perform were happy to see Collins on stage, but they couldn’t help but be reminded that the singer is not the same person he used to be.
Collins was a trending topic on Twitter because he was seen sitting during the performance in Berlin. Some fans even said that the British singer was like Peter Gabriel, who used to be in the same band as him.
Fans rushed to social media to defend Collins and say that he doesn’t look too bad, even though he’s had some health problems in the last few years.
“I’m not a huge Genesis fan, but if I had to choose between Genesis with Peter Gabriel as the lead singer and Genesis with Phil Collins as the lead singer, I’d choose Phil Collins,” one Twitter user said on Tuesday.
“Phil Collins is trending because he’s still alive so we can tell him we love him,” said someone else on the social media site.
One fan said, “I saw him back in 2019 when he was just Phil Collins, and then again a few weeks ago when he was on tour with Genesis. He looked the same as before. Even with the vertebrae problem, he’s fine, believe me.”
Collins hurt his back in 2007, and it’s been bad for his health ever since. Because of the injury, he has sometimes been seen in a wheelchair, and in September 2021, he said he couldn’t play the drums like he used to. Collins told the BBC Breakfast show host that his son Nick would be playing drums for the Genesis tour in 2021 and 2022.
The talk show hosts asked Collins directly if he still beats the sheepskin on the drums. He answered:
“No. I’d love to, but this hand is so weak I can barely hold a stick… There are things in the way that are physical.”
Collins can’t play the drums as well as he would like to, but he’s glad he can give Genesis one last shot. This is their last tour, and he’s glad to be going with them.
“Yes, well, you say things, you know. I mean, we’re all men our age, and to some extent, I think it probably puts it to bed,” the singer said. “I think, yeah, I don’t know if I want to go out on the road anymore,” he said.