Phil Collins suffers head wound during spill, postpones London shows

Phil Collins has taken a nasty fall.

The musician, 66, postponed Thursday and Friday's performances at London's Royal Albert Hall as he is recovering from a "severe gash" according to a message shared on his Facebook page Thursday morning. The venue later confirmed the postponements.

"Phil suffers from ‘drop foot’ as a result of a back operation which makes it difficult to walk," the post explained. "He rose in the middle of the night to go to the toilet and slipped in his hotel room, hitting his head in the fall on a chair. He was taken to hospital where he had stitches for a severe gash on his head close to his eye and is recovering well. He will be kept under observation for 24 hours.

"Phil sends his sincere apologies and thanks to fans. He has had a fantastic week at his first shows in 10 years, cannot thank people enough for their warm reaction and is excited to return," the message continued.

The shows have been rescheduled for Nov. 26 and 27. According to the post, Collins will resume his "Not Dead Yet" tour on Sunday in Cologne, Germany, and continue onto Paris.

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