Stepping cautiously on to the stage with the aid of a walking stick, Phil Collins hobbled his way to a chair to thunderous applause from an all-but full house.
It’s not as if he recorded Say Say Say and The Girl Is Mine, is it? He didn’t cowrite either Do They Know It’s Christmas? or We Are the World. He hasn’t been accused of abusing women or children; and at no point did he step in as a replacement lead singer for Queen, Deep Purple or INXS.