Phil Collins, 68, Goes On Tour Despite Health Challenges


Phil Collins was seen being pushed in a wheelchair ahead of his show in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, one day before falling onstage in Charlotte, North Carolina.The 68-year-old British rocker appeared frail as an assistant helped him get into the wheelchair after exiting a chauffeur-driven vehicle, as he defiantly pressed on with his Not Dead Yet Live! tour, despite debilitating back pains.On Sunday, the In The Air Tonight singer suffered a nasty fall at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center, when he fell backwards in his chair while watching his 18-year-old son Nicolas’ drum solo during a break in performing.
In video footage, the audience is heard screaming in shock as the veteran musician falls flat on his back, moments before aides rush to assist him.

However, the show went on for the musician, and he is scheduled to continue with his tour, with dates booked for Detroit, Michigan, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

On Sunday, ahead of his stage fall, the star appeared to be in an upbeat mood as he was wheeled to his hotel ahead of performing at Atlanta’s Infinite Energy Center.

He thrilled fans as he stopped to greet them and sign autographs, hours before taking to the stage and belting through a broad selection of his biggest hits.

Last week, Phil was seen using the aid of a walking stick as he was spotted leaving rehearsals in Miami on Friday ahead of his Still Not Dead Yet Live! shows.

The music icon, who has been left struggling to stand after multiple back surgeries, looked focused and in good spirits as he stepped out.

Easy Lover hitmaker Phil showed his true strength of character as he continues to rehearse and delight his fans on tour despite his ongoing health woes.

The tour is set to wrap on October 19 in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena.

While he is able to walk short journeys, Phil now performs from the comfort of a chair, but is still able to put on an incredible show.

Phil has been hard at work since he announced his comeback tour in October 2016 after coming out of retirement.

He had originally planned to kick off his return with five nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall with tickets for the shows selling out in 15 seconds.

But following a fall on the way to the bathroom a year later, the British singer was forced to cancel the shows and reschedule them for that November.


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