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Frail Phil Collins, 70, performs from a chair at Genesis’ The Last Domino? Detroit concert – as singer battles ongoing debilitating health condition

Phil Collins performed from a chair as he took to the stage in Detroit on Monday for the latest concert on the Genesis’ The Last Domino? tour.

The iconic musician, 70, wowed the crowds with his powerful singing voice as he remained seated on stage.

Since the beginning of the tour which saw the band take to stages in the UK, Phil has performed sat down due to debilitating nerve damage that affects his hands and back.

Singer: Frail Phil Collins performed from a chair as he took to the stage in Detroit on Monday for the latest concert on the Genesis' The Last Domino? tour

The In The Air Tonight hitmaker gave the performance his all as he sang and waved at the crowds, while clad in a black outfit.

He was joined by his fellow Genesis members Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford.

The long-awaited tour is set to be Phil’s last tour with the band following his well documented declining health.  

Powerful performance: The iconic musician, 70, wowed the crowds with his powerful singing voice as he remained seated on stage
Powerful performance: The iconic musician, 70, wowed the crowds with his powerful singing voice as he remained seated on stage
Icon: Since the beginning of the tour which saw the band take to stages in the UK, Phil has performed sat down due to debilitating nerve damage that affects his hands and back
Icon: Since the beginning of the tour which saw the band take to stages in the UK, Phil has performed sat down due to debilitating nerve damage that affects his hands and back

The tour comes after Phil sparked health concerns back in September during an appearance on BBC Breakfast, when he confessed to no longer being able to play the drums.

The star’s health woes have been well-documented in recent years and he has been seen using a wheelchair after undergoing back surgery following a fall in his bathroom in 2017 and various mobility issues followed.

His 20-year-old son, Nicholas, joined the band as his dads replacement during the tour following the news that Phil can ‘barley hold a drumstick’.

Nicholas who has featured as part of the legendary group is also a drummer in his own band, Better Strangers.

Going for it: The In The Air Tonight hitmaker gave the performance his all as he sang and waved at the crowds, while clad in a black outfit
Going for it: The In The Air Tonight hitmaker gave the performance his all as he sang and waved at the crowds, while clad in a black outfit
Tuneful: Phil looked focused as he hit the high notes during the performance
Tuneful: Phil looked focused as he hit the high notes during the performance

Genesis wrapped up their UK leg of shows last month in Glasgow following a string of 12 concerts.

Phil ensured he delighted fans with a medley of some of the biggest hits from Genesis’ history during his show in Scotland.

The music legend proved he hasn’t lost his famous vocals as he was accompanied by a lavish light show during the performance.

Phil shares his drummer son, Nicholas, with his third wife Orianne Bates, 46, who he also shares another son, Matthew, 16.

The couple divorced in 2006 after a seven year marriage at a settlement value of £25 million, before re-kindling their relationship in 2016.

Dynamic duo: Daryl Stuermer and Mike Rutherford rocked out on stage

She hit headlines last year due to a dispute with musician Phil over their home in Miami.

The songwriter tried to have his former spouse kicked out in October 2020 after finding out she secretly remarried and moved new husband Thomas into the mansion.

The mother-of-three hit back, however, refusing to leave and claiming she was entitled to half its value under a ‘verbal cohabitation agreement’.

Orianne and her attorneys angered a Miami judge by including a slew of humiliating personal remarks about the drummer’s hygiene and sexual performance in her filings, which she was ordered to remove.

The pair agreed she could stay until late January, giving her time to find a new residence for their youngest sons, Matthew, 16, and Nicholas, 20.

The exes tied the knot in 1999 before splitting up just seven years later, with the artist paying $47million (£33.2million) to Orianne in their settlement.

The businesswoman, who also shares daughter Andrea with ex-husband Charles Mejjati, was packing her bags and getting ready to leave the rocker’s abode ‘in weeks’ after snapping up a plush, new waterfront home.

DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that Orianne and Thomas purchased the sprawling $5.5million (£3.9million) six-bed property in Fort Lauderdale before Christmas.

The lavish pad boasts a pool, spa, home theatre and a dock big enough for a 90ft yacht.

Performance: The tour comes after Phil sparked health concerns back in September during an appearance on BBC Breakfast, when he confessed to no longer being able to play the drums
Performance: The tour comes after Phil sparked health concerns back in September during an appearance on BBC Breakfast, when he confessed to no longer being able to play the drums

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