My health ‘changes things’ for Genesis tour, Phil Collins reveals

My health ‘changes things’ for Genesis tour, Phil Collins reveals
Phil Collins

English drummer, singer and songwriter Phil Collins has said that Genesis will alter elements of their tour due to his health challenges.

Earlier in September, Collins had opened up about his physical health condition which has reduced to the point of him not being able to play the drums.

According to Metro UK, his son Nic will be stepping in to play when they go on the road with The Last Domino tour.

The 70-year-old, who has been having issues after a dislocation in his upper neck, said he would be appearing on stage seated.

The 'One More Night' singer confessed that he hadn’t been preparing his vocals as much as he should at home, which his bandmates Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks weren’t happy about.

When asked how he has been getting ready to sing for a three hour show, Phil shared with The Guardian: ‘I don’t do anything at all. I don’t practice singing at home, not at all. Rehearsing is the practice.

"These guys [his band mates] are always having a go at me for not, but I have to do it this way.

"Of course, my health does change things, doing the show seated changes things. But I actually found on my recent solo tours, it didn’t get in the way; the audience were still listening and responding.

"It’s not the way I would have written it, but it’s the way that it is.

The musician previously said the tour will likely be the band’s way of ‘putting it to bed’.

"I mean, we’re all men of our age and I think to some extent yeah, I think it probably is putting it to bed. Just generally, for me, I don’t know if I want to go out on the road anymore," he told the BBC.

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