Phil Collins: "I can never drum again"
14th Sep 2009 | 09:03
Back injury puts paid to tom-thwacking
Phil Collins has revealed he will never drum again because of a painful spine injury.
The former Genesis drummer/singer and solo star says he can't even hold his sticks after years of bad posture at his drumkit.
Collins told the Daily Mail newspaper: "I've been playing drums for 50 years, I've had to stop.
"My vertebrae have 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 – wait - this is not the end of Collins' music career: "Don't worry," he added. "I can still sing."
Worry? Who suggested anyone was worried?