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Phil Collins Has 'Stroke In His Ear'

Phil Collins Has 'Stroke In His Ear'Phil Collins says he thought his music career was over after he had a stroke in his left ear.

Collins says he was hit by the rare condition of Sudden Deafness at a business meeting in Los Angeles 11 months ago. He says his hearing suddenly started fading over the course of one evening.

He told The Mirror: "It was a shock. I didn't know what it was. It was just so weird. Then I couldn't hear.

"The doctors described it as a stroke in my ear, though it was more like a trauma. It's a rare condition and can often be permanent. "They didn't know where it came from. Apparently, it can happen to anyone. But thankfully it got better after a couple of months although the deafness may come back." Collins says his health scare has made him re-evaluate his life and he now plans to spend more time with his family.

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