Phil Collins has at least "One More Night" in him. But one more tour is a whole other thing.
The 66-year-old hit-maker has soldiered through the European leg of his "Not Dead Yet" tour and even added a handful of dates on Friday. But when and where U.S. fans of the "Against All Odds" singer will see him again is up in the air.
Insiders say that Collin's health concerns are to blame for the fact that tour dates haven't been announced on this side of The Pond.
"He really has been in immense pain, and is so tired after shows that he is barely able to walk," says an source close to the situation. In addition to having weak legs, we're told that he’s been hobbled by foot and back pains too.
"He was whisked to the stage in Dublin with a golf buggy to save him walking the full distance," according to our source, who said similar accommodations had been researched for Collins' show in Hyde Park at the start of this weekend.
Phil Collins, seen here at Giants Stadium, hopes to tour the U.S.
"It just takes the edge of having to walk with his cane," we're told. "There is talk of a lift too at the side of the stage to save him climbing stairs."
According to our Collins' associate, the singing drummer, whose pains prohibit him from sitting behind a drum kit right now, "doesn't complain at all to his band" and has inspired the people around them with his stiff upper lip. Collins announced that after taking a few months off, he will perform eight shows in the UK later this year - two of them being make-up dates for concerts he had to postpone in June. Collins, who hadn't performed a concert in a decade prior to kicking off his current tour, would like to return to the U.S. we're told.
"He really wants to do shows (here), but he would like to be more mobile and much more pain free," our insider says.
© NY Daily News, by James Desborough and Brian Niemietz
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