Saturday (March 26) will go down as a significant day in Genesis history and in the life of one of its members, Phil Collins. On that day, at the O2 Arena in London, the iconic musician had performed and announced it would be his last live show.
When you share a profound bond with your audience, it’s usually hard to say goodbye to them. And that was the case with Phil Collins as he announced his final-ever live show.
Phil is taking a bow due to illness. While he’d love to continue on the beat for which he’s long famous – and while and would love him to continue – the hope appears unrealistic as the musician is battling ill health and had to focus on that.
Collins, 71, had undergone surgery, after which he’d commented that he could no longer hold the drumsticks. However, he made light of the situation, noting he’d now have to get a “real job.”
His announcement was taken well by some of his fans. His daughter Lily Collins was somewhat emotional as she paid homage to him, his music, and the band with which he’s been associated for decades.
“Tonite marks the end of an era,” she began in an emotionally charged post.