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Phil Collins is a successful musician who is known for his impressive and energetic drumming. Unfortunately, due to health issues, Collins can no longer play the drums as he once could.
Collins has had more than one injury over the years that has affected his drumming. In 2007, he suffered a spinal injury that left him with nerve damage.
“My vertebrae have crushed my spinal cord from the position I’m drumming in,” Collins told the Daily Mail in 2009.
“It comes from years of playing. I can’t even hold the sticks properly without it hurting, I even used to stick the sticks on my hands to pass,” he continued.
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He opened up about his health issues again during a 2021 interview on BBC Breakfast.
“I can barely hold a stick with my hand, so there are certain physical things that get in the way,” he said.
Although his health problems prevented him from playing the drums, he continued to sing at his concerts in recent years, instead of drumming.
Why did Phil Collins leave Genesis?
Collins joined Genesis in 1970, when the group was fronted by vocalist Peter Gabriel. In 1975 Gabriel left the band and Collins took over as lead singer and face of the band.
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In 1996 Collins left the group to pursue a solo career, although he had huge solo success in the 1980s. His first solo hit was the song “In the Air Tonight”, which is still the one of his most famous songs to date.
During his solo career, he also wrote the song “You’ll Be in My Heart” for Disney’s animated film “Tarzan.” Collins won an Oscar for the song.
In 2007, Collins toured with Genesis for the “Turn It On Again Tour”, and then on the band’s final tour, “The Last Domino?” Collins’ son, Nic, played drums for the band while his father covered vocals.
During the last show of the 2022 tour, Collins announced that it would be the band’s last performance.
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“Tonight is a very special night. Of course we’re playing in London. It’s the last leg of our tour, and it’s Genesis’ last gig,” he said during the gig. “It’s hard for us to believe you came to see him again. I guess after tonight we all have to get real jobs.”
What are Phil Collins’ most popular songs?
Collins has released a lot of music over the years, both as a solo artist and as a member of Genesis. He has also won numerous awards for his music, including eight Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award.
Many of Collins’ most popular songs came out in the ’80s, but he released albums until 2010, when he released “Going Back.” He released his first solo album, “Face Value”, in 1981.
Collins’ most popular song was his first solo single, “In the Air Tonight”, released in January 1981. Even all these years later, it remains one of the musician’s most famous songs to this day. Collins’ other tracks include “Everyday”, “I Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Separate Lives”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, “Something Happened on the Way to Heaven”, “Easy Lover”, ” Against All Odds”, “A Groovy Kind of Love”, “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Two Hearts” and “Do You Remember?”
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Collins also contributed to the soundtrack for the 1999 Disney animated film “Tarzan,” which included the songs “Two Worlds” and “You’ll Be In My Heart,” a song for which Collins won an Oscar.
“Tarzan” wasn’t the only animated film for which Collins had produced music. He also worked on the soundtrack for the 2003 animated film “Brother Bear”, which included the songs “Look Through My Eyes”, “No Way Out”, and “On My Way”.