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Phil Collins Closes the Curtain on His Career at Farewell Concert

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71-year-old Phil Collins has farewelled fans for good at a concert in London. Due to his deteriorating health, Collins enters retirement after decades of song writing and performing. The iconic star was joined on stage by band mates Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks from his band Genesis, and played for a grateful crowd, sharing in the special moment together.

Collins and Genesis band members reunited this year for ‘The Last Domino’ tour after a 14-year hiatus and the tour being postponed due to Covid. The audience was treated to incredible vocals, described as not as strong but “still there” by a fan. Even though the music legend looked frail and performed seated on stage, Collins pushed through his visually weakened state to conclude his music career in classy form in London.

“Tonight is a very special night. Of course, we’re playing in London. It’s the last stop of our tour, and it’s the last show for Genesis.” He said in an address to the crowd. ” It’s difficult for us to believe that you still came out to see it. I guess after tonight, we’ve all got to get real jobs.”

Collins suffered numerous health issues over the years, from a dislocated vertebrae in his neck in 2007, which caused lasting nerve damage in his hands, to undergoing back surgery in 2015 which resulted in the use of a cane. Unable to continue to play the drums as he so loved to do due to his health deterioration, his son Nicholas took over on tour, stepping in for his Dad on drums and sharing the uniquely special moments.

The music icons daughter, actress Lily Collins, took to Instagram to celebrate her father’s long and successful career, saying “tonight marks the end of an era. To have witnessed this last show was truly the memory of a lifetime and an event I shall hold in my heart forever. Endlessly grateful doesn’t begin to do it justice.”

The 33-year-old shared photos of the event in London. “So much love was left on that O2 stage, and an even bigger amount shared between an audience who didn’t want it to end. Thank you @genesis_band for the memories, thank you dad for being such an inspiration and thank you @nic_collins for making me the proudest sister there is. 50 years of songs later and still generations more to celebrate you long after this tour has finished…”

Phil Collins first joined the band Genesis as the drummer, going on to take the lead on vocals before forging a successful solo career that kicked off in 1981, securing 3 UK, and 7 US number one hit singles.

Many fans who witnessed the final show took to social media to express their gratitude and appreciation for the work of Phil Collins and Genesis, with the night being described as “simply outstanding” by one fan, and “amazing but also so poignant” by another.

Some of Phil’s most memorable hits include ‘In the Air Tonight’,  ‘Easy Lover’, and ‘Another Day in Paradise’. Although the curtains have now closed on an epic career, bringing an end to an era, his music will continue to be enjoyed for decades to come.

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