Phil Collins hospitalised after hitting his head in fall

Musician Phil Collins has postponed his comeback concerts in London after falling in his hotel.
English pop singer Phil Collins, performing in New York in 2016. The 66-year-old has cancelled two performances after a bad fall.
English pop singer Phil Collins, performing in New York in 2016. The 66-year-old has cancelled two performances after a bad fall. PHOTO: AFP

English singer Phil Collins has been hospitalised after a fall in his hotel room and has cancelled two upcoming performances in London as a result.

The 66-year-old singer slipped in his hotel room and hit his head on a chair, a statement on his official Facebook page said on Thursday (June 8) night.

He was taken to hospital and received stitches for "a severe gash on his head close to his eye".

Collins, who is "recovering well", will be kept under observation for 24 hours.

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His performance at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday and Friday (June 9) will be rearranged for Nov 26 and 27 this year.

The performances were part of his Not Dead Yet tour, in what was his first return to the stage in a decade.

But the singer will carry on with the tour on Sunday in Cologne and then Paris before returning to London for his headline performance at BST Hyde Park on June 30.

Collins, who has five children including actress Lily Collins, is known for his career with English rock band Genesis as drummer and later singer.

He is also known for his solo work in the 80s, 90s and noughties for songs like Against All Odds.