March 26, 2022 marks the end of the “Last Domino? Tour”, a series of concerts that saw Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford relive the glory of Genesis live for the last time. A year after that show, which marked the At the end of the famous British band, Rutherford wanted to update fans about Collins’ health, which played a big role in his decision to officially stop playing.
Phil Collins’ health began to deteriorate after a spinal cord injury, which required surgery in 2009, deprived him of some feeling in his fingers. Collins took a turn for the worse when he had to undergo another operation six years later, and in 2017 he was also diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. So the health condition affected the British musician’s ability to perform in the coming years, so much so that during the last Genesis performances he appeared on stage while sitting.
Mike Rutherford has now spoken about the “In the air tonight” artist’s health during a recent interview with BBC Breakfast to promote an upcoming tour with his group Mike + The Mechanics, which includes Collins’ son on drums, Nic, set to join the tour of Genesis. Regarding Phil Collins’ situation, as supported by “Independence“, Rutherford said: “As you know, Phil is no longer as mobile as before, which is sad, but he was in good spirits during the tour”. And again: “Now he is at home and doing well, enjoying life. He has worked hard over the years. I think now he is enjoying some time at home”.
When asked who was the better drummer between Phil Collins and his son Nic, the bassist and guitarist replied: “I’m always rooting for the dads because me too. Phil is an amazing drummer, the most amazing, but Nic is amazing too. Like his father, but a little different.”
In regards to Genesis, news arrived last September that Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford sold their shares related to the publishing catalog and record ownership of the band’s repertoire to Concord.