Tuesday 26 September 2017

Phil Collins rushed to hospital after suffering 'severe gash to forehead' in horror fall

Singer forced to cancel concerts in London this week, but Dublin date confirmed for June 25

Phil Collins
Phil Collins
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Phil Collins has been rushed to hospital after a "horror fall" according to reports.

The legendary singer tripped over a step in his bedroom at his London hotel on Wednesday night and suffered a "severe gash to his forehead".

Collins (66) was then taken to hospital and is believed to have required surgery on his forehead.

He is said to have been forced to cancel the rest of his gigs in London. 

A statement released on the singer's official Facebook page reads:

"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.

"These Royal Albert Hall shows will be rearranged for November 26th and 27th this year. All tickets for June 8th will be valid for November 26th and tickets for June 9th will be valid for November 27th.

"He will carry on with this tour on Sunday in Cologne and then Paris before returning to London for his headline performance at BST Hyde Park on June 30th."

Following the singer's gigs in Germany and France, but his upcoming date in Ireland at the Aviva Stadium has been confirmed for June 25.

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