Lily Collins: Last News

Phil Collins stands beside Genesis bandmates amid health issues at last ever tour show and jokes: ‘We’ll have to get real jobs’

Phil Collins took one last stand beside his Genesis bandmates as they performed their final tour show. The British rock band, also consisting of Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks, brought their The Last Domino? Tour to London’s O2 Arena on Saturday where they performed together for the last time. Over the past few months, Collins, 71, trudged on with the shows like a true professional despite his ongoing health issues. He has performed each night sitting from a chair on stage and was unable to play the drums, but still rocked out with his vocals. The In The Air Tonight hitmaker was in great spirits despite the emotional nature of the night, and at one point during the final performance in London, joked: ‘It’s the last stop of our tour, and it’s the last show for Genesis.

After tonight we all have to get real jobs.’ He was later seen standing in the middle of Rutherford and Banks, soaking in the live audience for the final time, before bowing off stage with a walking stick while waving to fans. Phil’s actress daughter Lily Collins was on-hand to support her father on the momentous night, and shared a photo of herself perched on a trunk of equipment on Instagram. She wrote in the caption: ‘Tonite marks the end of an era.

To have witnessed this last show was truly the memory of a lifetime and an event I shall hold in my heart forever. Endlessly grateful doesn’t begin to do it justice.

‘So much love was left on that O2 stage and an even bigger amount shared between an audience who didn’t want it to end. Thank you @genesis_band for the memories, thank you dad for being such an inspiration and thank you @nic_collins for making me the proudest sister there is.’ Lily added: ’50 years of songs later and still generations more to

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