PHIL COLLINS’ HEALTH CRI­SIS

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Phil Collins is mak­ing sure his Still Not Dead Yet Live! Tour lives up to its name. The frail 68-year-old set off alarm bells when he took a nasty spill on stage dur­ing a Sept. 29 con­cert at the Spec­trum Cen­ter in Char­lotte, N.C., fall­ing back­ward in his chair while watch­ing his son, Nico­las, play a drum solo. Mul­ti­ple back surg­eries and a frac­tured foot “have left him ba­si­cally crip­pled,” a source says of the singer, who was forced to post­pone con­certs in 2017 af­ter he slipped in his ho­tel room and re­port­edly needed stitches in his head. “He has a hard time stand­ing and has to use a walk­ing stick, and it’s a strug­gle just to get him from his wheel­chair into the car.” Still, the “One More Night” crooner be­lieves the show must go on. “This tour has been phys­i­cally pun­ish­ing, and Phil is work­ing him­self into the ground, but he doesn’t want to let his fans down,” the in­sider spills. “If he fin­ishes this tour, it’ll be a mir­a­cle!”★

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