Music fans were left with an anxious wait last night after Phil Collins was rushed to hospital.
The former Genesis frontman, 66, had been paying a visit to the toilet at his London hotel following a show at the Royal Albert Hall when he tripped on a step and landed flat on his face.
With blood gushing from a wound on his forehead, ambulances hurried him away for treatment.
While his injuries aren’t believed to be serious, Phil needed stitches to stem the blood flow and may even require surgery on his forehead.
What’s certain is that he won’t be able to play his remaining two gigs in London – part of his Not Dead Yet tour. The shows have been rescheduled for November.
A statement said: “Phil is in a bad way with his head in bandages. He is conscious and talking, but he is frustrated and upset about having to cancel his gigs.
“He’s keen to get out performing again as soon as possible, but the fall was quite nasty and he needs time to heal and rest up. He’s struggling with his limited mobility, as he’s loved being on stage these past few days.
“Phil sends his sincere apologies and thanks to fans. He’s had a fantastic week at his first shows in ten years, cannot thank people enough for their warm reaction, and is excited to return.”
The accident is the latest in a series of setbacks for the rock legend.
In 2011, he announced his retirement from the music business after nerve problems in his hands rendered him unable to hold his drumsticks properly.
And in 2015, he was forced to undergo a back operation, which has left him using a walking stick ever since.
Fans were thrilled when Phil announced that he was coming out of retirement to perform more live shows.
Now they’ll be hoping that this latest setback doesn’t knock his confidence too much.