Phil Collins took the stage again on Thursday to perform from a chair as he continued Genesis’ The Last Domino Tour with a show in Glasgow.
The hitmaker, 70, who recently admitted he is “no longer able to play the drums” in the wake of recent health problems, was still over the moon with his performance despite staying put for the show.
Last month Phil sparked concern among fans when he appeared on BBC Breakfast and confessed that he can ‘barely hold a drumstick’ following his health issues, with the star seen in a wheelchair after undergoing back surgery.
Showman: Phil Collins took the stage again on Thursday to perform from a chair as he continued Genesis’ The Last Domino Tour with a show in Glasgow
As always, Phil made sure to delight fans with a medley of some of the greatest hits in Genesis history during his show in Scotland.
The music legend proved that he has not lost his famous vocals, as he was accompanied by an exuberant light show during the performance.
Last month Phil Collins raised concerns during a performance on BBC Breakfast when he confessed that he was no longer able to play the drums.
Storming the stage: The hitmaker who recently admitted he is ‘no longer able to play the drums’ in the wake of recent health problems still delighted fans with his performance
Casual: As always, Phil made sure to wow fans with a medley of some of the greatest hits in Genesis history during his show in Scotland
Iconic: the music legend proved he hasn’t lost his famous vocals, as he was accompanied by an exuberant light show during the performance
Twitter was awash with concerns from viewers and fans, who noted his debilitated condition when interviewed about Genesis, saying, “No. [I can’t still play the drums]. I would like. But I mean, I can barely hold a stick with this hand.’
The star’s health issues have been well documented in recent years and he has been seen using a wheelchair after back surgery after falling in his bathroom in 2017 and several mobility issues followed.
He had attended his daughter Lily’s wedding to Charlie McDowell just days before, but it’s unclear when the BBC interview was filmed.
Concerned: Last month Phil Collins raised concern during a performance on BBC Breakfast when he confessed he was no longer able to play drums
On the screen he said: “I’m a bit physically challenged which is very frustrating because I would love to play with my son there…
‘New [I can’t still play the drums]. I would like. But I mean, I can barely hold a stick with this hand. There are certain physical things that get in the way…
“We’re all men our age, and to some degree I think it’s likely you’ll put it to bed. I think yes, I just think in general for me, I don’t know if I still want to hit the road.’
Twitter users wrote: ‘Saw Phil Collins on TV this morning and he looked really old, that’s a bit sad isn’t it…Shocked and sad to see #PhilCollins’ physical health and wish I could #Genesis’ Put to Bed’ UK could see tour…
Concern: Fans flooded Twitter with tweets about the appearance
Changes: During the show in September, he said: ‘I’m a bit physically challenged, which is very frustrating because I would love to play with my son there’
“I first fell in love with Genesis in the mid-’80s as a teenager, and grew into Phil Collin’s unique multi-gifted musical genius as a solo artist. Come to Bristol or Cardiff… Saw Genisis being interviewed on the box this morning, Phil Collins isn’t looking too good… Just watched the #Genesis piece on
‘@BBCBreakfast, Phil Collins looks really bad… I just saw Phil Collins on TV so weak he says he can’t keep a stick to the drum any longer. He was singing at a concert how sad this is. ..
‘Aww just saw Phil Collins on BBC breakfast. He doesn’t look good at all… Just saw Genesis on the news. Phil Collins looks and sounds really unwell…
Gosh Phil Collins doesn’t look too good (sorry), bless him, I hope they don’t just use him for another tour. Not sure if it’s a good idea. Please watch out Phil. I send my love to you.’
Worry: ‘No’ [I can’t still play the drums]. I would like. But I mean, I can barely hold a stick with this hand. There are certain physical things that get in the way’
MailOnline has reached out to a representative of Phil for comment.
In April 2009, Phil underwent surgery to repair dislocated vertebrae in his upper neck, which happened while drumming on the 2007 Genesis tour.
In a tragic turn of events, the surgery left him with loss of feeling in his fingers and could only hold drum sticks if they were stuck to his hands.
In 2010, Phil stated that he was suffering from depression and had even debated suicide, but stopped himself from thinking about his children.
Long ago: Phil is pictured with wife Jill Tavelman and daughter Lily Collins in 1991
Four years later, he revealed that he still couldn’t play the drums well because of an undiagnosed nerve problem rather than arthritis.
In 2015, he underwent spinal surgery and the following year announced that he still could not drum with his left hand. Doctors said he could play again, but only with step-by-step practice.
In January 2017, the iconic hitmaker revealed he is type 2 diabetic and had undergone hyperbaric chamber treatment after developing an infected diabetic abscess on his foot.
Phil announced his comeback tour in October 2016 after retiring.
Concerned: the fans of Phi; were worried after the performance
The musical icon planned to kick off his return with five nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, with tickets to the shows selling out in under 15 seconds. But after a fall on the way to the bathroom a year later, the British singer was forced to cancel.
In the hotel room, he hit his head on a chair when he fell, and had to be stitched up for a serious cut near his eye.
At the time, a statement was released saying, “Phil is suffering from drop foot as a result of back surgery that has made walking difficult.” Since then, his mobility and health problems have persisted.
Long ago when: Phil is pictured in 1984