Phil Collins: New songs will flow once foot heals

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 February 2016

This article is from 2016.

Phil Collins

Phil Collins

Phil Collins is waiting to fully recover from a back operation to start writing songs for a new album

Phil Collins is planning on writing new songs - as soon as his damaged foot gets better.

The former Genesis star has been walking with a stick because of problems with "trapped nerves" caused by a back operation he had in October - the same month he announced he was coming out of self-imposed retirement.

However, he has a medical time frame for when his body should be in better condition and is currently installing a home studio to start recording new tracks for a fresh album and possible tour, although Phil is sure his drumming days are over.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper, the 65-year-old musician said: "My studio is being installed in the house and I will see what comes out. I will see how many songs I can write and when my foot gets better I will think about doing some shows. The drumming side of things is not going to be as good as I used to play and if I do shows it might be singing only."

Now he's back and readying himself to perform live again, Phil

has his eyes set on playing the legend's Sunday afternoon slot at the Glastonbury festival.

He admitted: "I know there is a special afternoon show that Lionel Richie and Tony Bennett have played. And that Paul McCartney has played the festival too. It's an interesting concept and it could be part of the plan."

However, Phil is going to take things "one step at a time" with his foot and back still hampering him.

He added: "But looking at this foot, there's only one way to go and that's take one step at a time."

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