BAD NEWS ~~ ATTN: ALL PHIL COLLINS FANS

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I'VE BEEN AUTHORIZED TO RELEASE THIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF PHIL COLLINS ~~

"To My Friends, Family & Fans:

Effective immediately, I am suspending all Bar-B-Q plans to focus on working to fix the troubled world economy. This was not an easy decision to make, but after speaking with my colleagues at the World Bank and the United States Treasury Department, it has become clear that nothing is more important than restoring people's faith in glorious capitalism.

This will no doubt come as something of a shock to the many people who have been looking forward to my famous chicken and margaritas. I wish I had words of counsel to them. Perhaps all there is to do at this point is turn to the Bard:

[quote]I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows
Quite canopied over with luscious woodbine
With sweet muskroses and with eglantine.
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night
Lulled in these flowers with dances and delights.[/quote]

Thank you all for your support during this trying time.

All my love,
Phil Collins"

Mohammed Butt (max), Wednesday, 24 September 2008 21:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

most favorite threads: PHILL COLLINS FAQ

♪☺♫☻ (gr8080), Wednesday, 24 September 2008 21:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

ill admit to being pretty disappointed abt this cancellation. but i understand that the whole world needs phil right now.

////////YAY\\\\\\\\ (ice crӕm), Wednesday, 24 September 2008 21:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

im sort of disappointed that phil didnt know that the formatting tags for quotes had changed

Mohammed Butt (max), Wednesday, 24 September 2008 21:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2009/09/10/exclusive-phil-collins-reveals-he-will-never-drum-again-due-to-spine-injury-115875-21662312/

Phil Collins yesterday revealed he will never play the drums again because of a spine injury.

The Genesis star says he can no longer even hold his drum sticks because sitting at a kit is too painful.

Phil, 58, said: "I've got a condition that means I can't play any more. After playing drums for 50 years, I've had to stop.

"Obviously I'm very sad about it. My vertebrae has been crushing my spinal cord because of the position I drum in.

"It comes from years of playing. I can't even hold the sticks properly without it being painful.

"I even used to tape the sticks to my hands to get through.

But don't worry, I can still sing."

The news will be heartbreaking for Phil's millions of fans worldwide.

A friend said: "He is devastated as drumming is everything to him. It's how he made his name and it set him on the road to superstardom.

"But drumming has been getting more and more painful and he decided enough was enough and called it a day. He has to put his health first."

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Phil, who has sold more than 150 millions albums, was speaking at a garden party on Tuesday in aid of the Prince's Trust.

He is a celebrity ambassador for the charity and Prince Charles and Camilla invited Phil to the reception at their Highgrove home near Tetbury, Glos.

Phil first found stardom as the drummer in 70s prog rock favourites Genesis after answering an advert in the music paper Melody Maker He initially only did backing vocals but took over the microphone when lead singer Peter Gabriel left in 1975.

A Trick Of The Tail, the group's first album featuring Collins on lead vocals, entered the charts at No.3.

He subsequently launched a solo career as well and his first album Face Value went to No.1.

It was followed by a string of hit singles such as In The Air Tonight and You Can't Hurry Love.

Phil, who was a child actor, also starred in the 1988 movie Buster.

In 1996 he announced was leaving Genesis after 26 years.

He recently won a new generation of fans with a Cadbury's advert featuring a gorilla drumming along to In The Air Tonight.

It became an instant YouTube classic generating millions of hits and a chart re-release reached No.14.

Mr. Que, Friday, 11 September 2009 14:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

:,(

ice cr?m, Friday, 11 September 2009 14:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

But don't worry, I can still sing.

ice cr?m, Friday, 11 September 2009 14:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

thank goodness for that.

also:

He recently won a new generation of fans with a Cadbury's advert featuring a gorilla drumming along to In The Air Tonight.

have not seen this yet

Mr. Que, Friday, 11 September 2009 14:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8gvIscsMkg

ice cr?m, Friday, 11 September 2009 14:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

But don't worry, I can still sing.

>:[

harbl, Friday, 11 September 2009 14:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Perhaps all there is to do at this point is turn to the Bard

Mr. Que, Friday, 11 September 2009 14:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

The news will be heartbreaking for Phil's millions of fans worldwide.

Don't Be A Ned Raggett (King Boy Pato), Friday, 11 September 2009 14:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

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