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Phil Collins Bathroom Slip Leads to Gash on Head, Canceled Shows

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Phil Collins attends the green carpet arrivals for the Stuttgart Premiere of the musical 'Tarzan' at Stage Apollo Theater on November 21, 2013 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 09 Jun 2017 05:54 AM

Phil Collins' bathroom slip in a hotel room this week caused him to get stitches in his head and to cancel shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London Thursday and Friday, the entertainer announced on Facebook.

Collins, the former drummer and singer for Genesis, issued a statement on his Facebook site early Thursday making the announcement about the incident.

"Phil suffers from 'drop foot' as a result of a back operation which makes it difficult to walk," the statement on Collins' website said. "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 statement continued.

The Albert Hall shows will be rescheduled for Nov. 26 and 27, according to the Facebook statements.

Rolling Stone magazine wrote that Collins was held in the hospital for 24-hour observation. The magazine said Collins was expected to perform in concerts as part of his Not Dead Yet Live tour in Cologne and Paris before returning to London on June 30.

Collins has won seven Grammy Awards, an Oscar, and two Golden Globes for his work, according to BBC News. Collins, Paul McCartney, and Michael Jackson are the only artists to have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide both as solo artists and as members of a band.

Fans shared their concern on social media.

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Phil Collins' bathroom slip in a hotel room this week caused him to get stitches in his head and to cancel shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London Thursday and Friday, the entertainer announced on Facebook.
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