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Phil Collins Will Never Drum Again!

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After a serious spine injury, British superstar Phil Collins has made the decision to never drum again as it is too painful. He says:

"I've got a condition that means I can't play anymore. 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."


But good job putting your health first. We're sure this wasn't an easy decision to make.

The former Genesis member also reassures the world that although he can no longer drum, he can still sing.

Way to look on the bright side!

[Image via AP Images.]

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40 comments to “Phil Collins Will Never Drum Again!”

  1. 1

    love him! and wish him all he best…you give the world great music Phil…

  2. 2

    That sucks. Love Phil.

  3. 3

    Man, that sucks. Phil never gets the credit he deserves for his drumming because everyone knows him from singing and writing. Look up some old footage of him on Youtube, doing dual drum solos with Chester Thompson.

    The man was incredible behind the kit.

  4. 4

    Yes Phil, hope it doesn't go any worse :)

  5. 5

    words from Billy Joel -

    Though I'm living and I'm singing
    And although my hands no longer play……..
    bad joke……oh well…….

  6. 6

    He already got his times. Anything that we do in excess bring repecursions in life!

  7. 7

    Brilliant musician!!!

  8. 8

    So sorry to hear this. Loved his drumming and singing. I can still hear him singing the haunting "Against All Odds".

  9. 9

    I Can't Dance, I Can't Playyy

  10. 10

    Genesis just toured and put out an album. So he isn't a former member. Peter Gabriel is you fat fuck

  11. 11

    poor singing turtle wash up 80's old dude.

  12. 12

    Now that's great music.

  13. 13

    Love him. Wish him well.

  14. 6one9 says – reply to this


    Crazy how times are a flying and Phil is pushing 60!! WOW!!!! Guess he better take it easy if he wants to be pain free into his elder years. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Hope he comes out with some new music before his voice takes a shit too..

  15. 15

    thank god, now go AWAY.

  16. 16

    Good thing he still can sing. Where would Genesis be without his voice?

  17. 17

    I always preferred his drumming over his singing…

  18. 18

    Love him. He's a great artist. His solo music as well as Genesis. Thats too bad about his back :( Hope things get better!

  19. 19

    Phil is a great musician. I have severe back problems and believe me,it sucks!
    Do what you got to do,Phil. You're right,you can still sing.

  20. 20

    he's not putting his "health" first you idiot. He can't play any more. it hurts. duh. Athletes give up sports because their bodies don't perform any more; same with musicians. I think it was a VERY "easy decision to make," if you don't like pain. he could try playing while lying down. some of us can't even type on our keyboards without pain….

  21. Auj says – reply to this


    How heartbreaking.
    Keep singing Phil.
    Wonderful man does so much charity work, you know.

  22. 22

    WTF!!! I am bummed. I seriously have a bunch of his records. Genesis and just Phil. Some doctor needs to fix him up. Poor fella.

  23. 23

    Your true fans love you and wish you all the best.

  24. 24

    This is so sad… some of the people commenting here need to realise that playing the drums, which is obviously something that he loves, would not just be about the performances and things that you see. So you may think that he has been doing for too long, or you didn't like him or whatever, but he can't do it for himself now either… think of the thing that you do to take time out and just have fun, and now imagine if you couldn't do that anymore. It's something that he is very talented at and obviously gets a lot of happiness and satisfaction out of and he can't do it anymore. I think it's really sad that he can't keep going with this, even just for himself.

  25. 25

    Aging blows–and the day I hear that James Hetfield can no longer play guitar or sing or write lyrics is the day I drink myself into a coma.

  26. 26

    Oh no!!! I have loved Phil since I was Pre-pubescent…and I'm almost 40 now so–do the math. Phil Baby….Love you beautiful!

  27. 27


  28. 28

    Phil Collins is one of the greatest ever. No one is playing music like this nowdays. Everyone is making studio music which is something we can all do with our computer…..Make more Phil Collins

    " Watch music..real music videos on defSpot com'

  29. 29

    I am SO not a Phil Collins fan, but I do wish him all the best.

  30. 30

    he is such a douchebag and misogynist..

    i enjoy hearing he is in pain.

  31. 31

    That really blows, he is one of the best drummers I've ever seen live. That's a damn shame.

  32. 32

    that really sucks!

  33. 33


  34. 34

    WE LOVE YOU PHIL,, so sorry to hear this.. YOU ARE A GIFTED & AMAZING MAN

  35. 35

    wow… that really sucks

  36. 36

    I love Phil Collins ,Sisudio is one of the best up-beat songs ever! Hate to hear that about him. So sad!

  37. 37

    So sad. I love Phil Colllins' music. With Genesis or solo, he is phenomenal! Hate to hear that about him. Love 'Against All Odds'. It's one of his best!

  38. 38

    No loss there – the guy couldn't drum for shit anyway. The sad thing is that his back pain won't stop him from inflicting his cheesy songwriting upon the world.

  39. 39

    i love phil collins and that sucks but i still have my phil collins greatest hits cd hahaha

  40. 40

    LOVE PHIL!! One of the BEST.. Get better darlin!!!!