Back injury could end Phil Collins’ drumming careerSeptember 11th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): Genesis drummer Phil Collins may be forced to quit drumming after a back injury.
The 58-year-old had suffered back injury during the last Genesis tour, in 2007, and had said earlier this week that the problem had come about because of his drumming posture, due to which his vertebrae had been crushing his spinal cord.
The rockstar has now revealed that a surgery to repair the dislocated vertebrae in his neck had left him incapable of holding drumsticks properly or playing the piano.
However Collins was optimistic about the future and said ’stuff happens in life’
The Telegraph quoted him as saying: ‘There isn’t any drama regarding my ‘disability’ and playing drums.
‘Somehow during the last Genesis tour I dislocated some vertebrae in my upper neck and that affected my hands.
‘After a successful operation on my neck, my hands still can’t function normally.
‘Maybe in a year or so it will change, but for now it is impossible for me to play drums or piano.
‘I am not in any ‘distressed’ state - stuff happens in life.’ (ANI)