Legendary musician Phil Collins is suffering from a myriad of health issues, and as a result, is no longer able to play the drums. Collins, who has been a mainstay in the music industry for over four decades, has recently revealed that he is suffering from a number of physical ailments that prevent him from playing the drums.
Phil Collins’ Health Issues
Phil Collins is currently suffering from a number of health issues, including a dislocated vertebrae in his neck, a dislocated shoulder, and nerve damage in his hands. In addition, the 66-year-old musician is also suffering from a condition known as drop foot, which is caused by nerve damage in the feet and can make it difficult to walk.
This combination of physical ailments has made it impossible for Collins to play drums, which has been a major part of his musical career. Collins was a member of the progressive rock band Genesis, and later released a number of successful solo albums, including “No Jacket Required” and “Face Value”.
Drumming No Longer Possible
Due to his health issues, Collins is no longer able to play the drums. In a recent interview, Collins revealed that he had to stop playing drums in 2014 due to the pain and discomfort caused by the nerve damage in his hands. He also said that he is still able to play guitar, but is unable to play drums due to the physical limitations caused by his health issues.
Despite the physical limitations, Collins has managed to remain active in the music industry. He has recently released a new album, “Playing the Hits”, and has been touring extensively. In addition, he has also been involved in various other projects, including his work with the Little Dreams Foundation, a charity he founded with his wife.
Phil Collins has been a major figure in the music industry for more than four decades, and while his health issues have made it impossible for him to play the drums, he has managed to remain active in the music industry. Collins is an inspiration to many, and his dedication to music, even in the face of adversity, is an example of his passion and commitment to the art form.
Legendary singer, songwriter, and musician, Phil Collins, has recently revealed some unfortunate news: After suffering a heavy fall back in October, he has been left with severe nerve damage and is no longer able to play the drums.
In a statement released on his website on June 30, Collins revealed that he had an “operation on my back which caused damage to my hands”, leaving him with difficulty playing guitar and other instruments.
Being one of the most influential musicians of all time, the news of Collins no longer being able to drum has been a huge shock to fans. The 67-year-old was known for his highly energetic and powerful drumming style which featured throughout his pop career that spanned six decades.
Almost immediately after Collins announced his news, there was an outpouring of support and well wishes from across the music and entertainment industry as well as from his dedicated fans.
One of the most influential and genre-defining drummers of our time, Collins was one of the four members of English rock band Genesis and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2011.
After achieving worldwide success with Genesis, Collins embarked on a successful solo career which saw him receive several Grammy Awards, MTV Music Video Awards and a Golden Globe for his work on the Disney soundtrack for Tarzan.
At this time, it is unclear whether Collins’ inability to drum will be permanent or if he will be able to perform again in the future. In the meantime, he continues to be an inspiration to aspiring drummers around the world and remains an icon of the music and entertainment industry.