Phil Collins rushed to hospital with head injury after fall on way to toilet

Former Genesis member Phil Collins has been rushed to a UK hospital with a serious head injury.

The 66-year-old singer fell on the way to the toilet early Thursday morning, his team announced on Facebook. He suffered a “severe gash” on his head after hitting a chair and remains hospitalized.

“Phil suffers from ‘drop foot’ as a result of a back operation which makes it difficult to walk,” Collins’ official social media page said. “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.”

According to the New York Daily News, “drop foot” is a sometimes permanent condition that can make it difficult for a person to lift the front part of a foot, often dragging it while walking. Collins underwent spinal surgery in 2015 to fix dislocated vertebra in his neck and has since been photographed with a cane.

ET reports the British musician, best known for solo hits “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” and “In the Air Tonight,” has canceled sold out concerts scheduled for Thursday and Friday at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The shows are being rescheduled for late November.

“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 said in a statement.

The famous father of actress Lily Collins is expected to resume his European tour in Germany on Sunday. Collins’ “Not Dead Yet” tour is his first trek since performing at Genesis reunion shows in 2007.

“I’m no longer officially retired. The horse is out of the stable and I’m raring to go,” he told Rolling Stone in 2015.

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