Phil Collins was 'admitted to hospital hours before gig' in Newcastle

5 December 2017, 10:39

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Music legend Phil Collins is thought to have taken a trip to the hospital in Newcastle, just hours before his show in the city on Saturday.

The 66-year-old singer was admitted to Freemans Hospital that evening for a couple of hours, before leaving to perform his gig at the Newcastle Arena, according to Metro.

Insiders have claimed that he arrived and departed by Out Patients, which was closed off while he was transported in a wheelchair.

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"I’m surprised the show is going ahead tonight because he really isn’t well," Phil’s driver said to reporters, before he drove the musician away. 

Despite any potential illnesses, Phil amazed fans with yet another amazing show on Saturday night (December 2), with various concert-goers expressing their joy on Twitter.

Back in June, Phil concerned fans after he cancelled gigs after receiving a gash on the head when he tripped up on his way to a hotel bathroom.

At the time, it was revealed that Phil suffered from 'drop foot', which makes it tricky to walk. However, he returned to live performances just a week later.

Phil Collins has received many plaudits from his recent UK tour, with the Telegraph stating that he has "pulled it out of the bag".

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