Phil Collins dominated the internet although he has been out of the spotlight since announcing his retirement.
Collins delivered heartbreaking news to fans during Genesis’ O2 Arena Show. The drummer, who remained seated throughout his last shows with the band, stood up and walked off the stage with his bandmates as he announced his retirement.
While it happened months ago, the musician made it to the trending topics again after news about his health issues resurfaced.
On Facebook, multiple news outlets shared the past update about Collins’ incapacity to hold a drumstick. For what it’s worth, he decided to leave his post and “find a real job” because of his health issues.
He once told “BBC Breakfast” that he could barely hold a stick after sustaining a spinal injury. He explained that his vertebrae were crushing his spinal cord due to his position whenever he drummed in.
“Somehow, during the last Genesis tour, I dislocated some vertebrae in my upper neck, which affected my hands. After a successful operation on my neck, my hands still can’t function normally. Maybe in a year or so it will change, but for now it is impossible for me to play drums or a piano,” he said.
This update took over the internet again although months already passed since it happened. Fans continue to send him outpouring well-wishes as they have not heard from him again since that tour.
Some of the comments include get well soon messages, but most of them also chose to honor him and say that the musician is still a great piece of music history amid his health struggles.
Where Is Phil Collins Now?
Collins’ social media accounts remain silent about his current health status. But his name reappeared in headlines again after he and his Genesis bandmates sold a portion of their music assets to Concord Music Group.
Meanwhile, Collins’ son Nic, told Rolling Stones that his father is definitely retired although he noted that no one can be sure about it. Still, he said that Collins had already given so much to the music industry, and his decision to finally take a step back was a nice move.