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Phil Collins suffered a hold-up at a Brazilian airport over visa problems

Unfortunately, Phil Collins didn't get that when he embarked on his south American tour, earlier this week.

In fact, the 67-year-old suffered a hold-up at a Brazilian airport over visa problems. Local media reported he was detained for more than three hours at Rio de Janeiro’s Galeao International Airport before being let into the country.

He is said to have been kept waiting after officials discovered he didn’t have a work visa. The incident happened on Tuesday as he arrived in Rio for his first concert in Brazil on Thursday at the famous Maracana Stadium. He is also due to perform in Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre before continuing his 11-date run through the Southern Hemisphere in Mexico.

The former Genesis frontman announced his comeback tour in October 2016 after coming out of retirement.

He kicked off his return with five nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall last summer. Tickets for the shows sold out in 15 seconds. He spoke about his problems with alcohol at a press conference to announce his return to the spotlight, revealing he was no stranger to drinking bottles of vodka for breakfast.

The musician, estimated to have a fortune of £115 million, made no mention of his Brazil hold-up on his social media accounts.

© The Mirror, by James Draper and Gerard Couzens

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