British singer/songwriter Phil Collins has been rushed to hospital after suffering an injury after a fall in his London hotel room.
A statement has read that his London shows have been cancelled.
According to reports in The Sun, the 66-year-old Collins – who had success with both his former band ‘Genesis’ and as a solo artist – reportedly tripped over a step in his bedroom at his London hotel following his concert and badly gashed his forehead.
In recent concerts, Collins has looked frail and has been forced to have a cane with him. He had also been forced to sit down during some performances.
He has suffered from health problems in the last few years.
Ambulances immediately rushed him to a London hospital for treatment and he is believed to require surgery on his forehead.
A source said: “Phil is in a bad way with his head in bandages. He is conscious and talking, but he is frustrated and upset about having to cancel in his gigs.
“He is keen to get out performing again as soon as possible, but the fall was quite nasty and he needs time to heal and rest up. He is struggling with his limited mobility as he has loved being on stage these past few days.”
“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 26 and 27 this year. All tickets for June 8 will be valid for November 26 and tickets for June 9 will be valid for November 27.
“He will carry on with this tour on Sunday in Cologne and then Paris before returning to London for his headline performance and BST Hyde Park on June 30th.”