Phil Collins Bid Farewell At Moving Last-Ever Concert As He Admitted He & Bandmates Would 'Have To Get Real Jobs'

Phil Collins has been a household name for many years, and people who hear his incredible voice experience a range of emotions. The vocalist has the ability to evoke strong emotions in us, ranging from painful to uplifting!

Eight Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, six Ivor Novello Awards, six Brit Awards, an Academy Award, and a Disney Legend award are among the accolades Collins has amassed as a musician. His numerous accolades have made him stand out in the music business and elevated him to legendary status.

As to Wikipedia, Collins began his musical career at an early age, having received a toy drum kit when he was just 5 years old. When his uncle realized how much he enjoyed playing the drums, he eventually created him a more mature version.

He sang "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" at a talent show when he was five years old, but the performance was marred by the little child stopping the orchestra to tell them they were playing in the wrong key.

In 2004, Collins embarked on his First Final Farewell Tour. The moniker was a bit of a jab at other musicians who seem to be doing nothing but farewell tours that are meant to be their last.

Due to health issues that he faced years before their final gig, Collins and his band, Genesis, ultimately chose to close the curtain and play live in 2022 after years of delighting fans with their songs and live performances.

According to Hollywood Life, Phil Collins had a displaced vertebrae in his neck in 2007. He was playing as part of Genesis' reunion tour at the time. Regretfully, throughout the years, the health issue damaged his nerves, forcing him to give up his passion for drumming.

In 2021, The Guardian published an article stating that Collins had diabetes as well and needed a stick to walk.

The musician informed his admirers in a 2009 interview with the Daily Mail that he had to give up drumming after fifty hard years.

The way I drum has caused my vertebrae to compress my spinal cord. It is the result of years of playing. He said at the time, "I used to tape the sticks to my hands to get through because I can't even hold the sticks properly without it hurting."

Collins was lucky to be able to continue singing even though he was unable to play the drums. However, he revealed to The Guardian that he does not rehearse his voice at home. "I don't do anything at all," he declared. I don't even practice singing at home. The practice is rehearsal.

In 2021, the artist provided further details on his health during an interview with the BBC Breakfast Show. The band was making a major return at the moment, having taken a gap for 14 years. When the interviewer inquired if he could still play the drums at that time, the singer said that although he would want to, his health prevented him from doing so.

Not at all. Although I can hardly grip a stick with this hand, I would really like to. Thus, certain physical objects obstruct the path," he stated.

At that time, Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford's trio made hints that their "Last Domino?" tour might be their last.

Collins remarked of their tour, "We're all men of our age and I think, to some extent, yeah, I think it probably is 'putting it to bed.'"

Genesis announced that their farewell show together would take place in March 2022 at London's O2 Arena in the United Kingdom.

In one clip, which was uploaded to YouTube, Collins reminded the audience that it was a special night. Collins, who was unable to perform standing up the entire time owing to health concerns, had his son Nicholas take up the drums.

The performer said, "It's the last show for Genesis," to cheers from the audience.

Later, he made the following joke to the crowd: "That's all for tonight; we're all gon' have to get real jobs."

Rutherford discussed his trip with the BBC Breakfast Show in March 2023. When he provided an update at the time on his dear friend, it seemed as though things had become worse following their last performance.

As you are aware, Phil is a little... It's unfortunate that he is considerably more immobile now, but he seemed happy during the trip," he remarked, as NME reported.

Collins was having fun at home, Rutherford told supporters, despite his incapacity to operate normally.

"At home, he's doing well and enjoying life. He's put in a lot of effort throughout the years. I believe he's having fun being at home," he continued.

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