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Phil Collins Suffers Head Wound in Hotel Room Fall

Former Genesis star needed stitches, postpones 2 shows
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 8, 2017 9:01 AM CDT
Phil Collins Falls in the Night, Suffers Head Wound
This is a Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, file photo of Phil Collins performs during the opening ceremony for the US Open tennis tournament.    (AP Photo/Darron Cummings/File)

(Newser) – Singer Phil Collins has been rushed to the hospital after a fall in his London hotel room left him with a severe gash near his eye that required stitches. His management says in a statement that concerts Thursday and Friday night at London's Royal Albert Hall have been postponed until November. The 66-year-old former Genesis star, who the AP reports suffers from a gait abnormality ("drop foot," per a Facebook post by Collins' management) after a back operation, tripped over a chair in the middle of the night while on his way to the bathroom.

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He was given stitches for the cut on his head and will be kept under observation for 24 hours. Per the post, "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." Collins is expected to continue his comeback tour in Cologne, Germany, on Sunday before performing at British Summer Time Hyde Park on June 30. (Read more Phil Collins stories.)

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