Phil Collins cancels first live show in four years

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 December 2014
Phil Collins

Phil Collins

Phil Collins cancelled his fist solo performance in more than four years on Saturday (06.12.14) blaming the lack of performance on a neurological condition

Phil Collins cancelled his first solo performance in four years.

The 63-year-old singer-songwriter had been scheduled to perform at the Fillmore in Miami on Saturday (06.12.14) at a fundraising gala for his Little Dreams Foundation, but pulled out of the concert due to a mystery illness.

Writing on Facebook, the organisers said: "We were just as disappointed as everyone else that [Phil's] voice did not return in time to sing and he could only make an appearance,"

Although the singer was only due to perform a handful of tracks, he appeared on stage to explain he was suffering from a neurological condition which meant he would not be singing, especially as the sound checks had not gone well.

He told audiences: "Trust me, you wouldn't enjoy it [if I sang]."

Despite refusing to belt out hits such as 'Easy Lover' and 'In The Air Tonight', the Genesis star's 13-year-old son, Nick, performed as part of a band, with other musical showcases coming from Richard Marx, Laura Pausini and Gigi D'Alessio.

The musician has not taken to the stage as a solo artist since a series of shows in 2010 to promote his covers album 'Going Back', aside from a small appearance at his children's school. However, in September the music icon told fans not to expect him to perform live, when he said he is "not ready to return to the full concert stage at this time."

Phil Collins

The Grammy-winning singer performs his soft-rock hits.

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