Phil Collins looked feeble and startlingly different during a rare public appearance in Miami earlier this month and was walking with a stick. The legendary British star, who will turn 65 later this month, made slow progress as he made his way down the street and seemed reliant on the cane he was carrying.
The Genesis drummer was almost unrecognisable from his former self, but seemed happy enough to speak with those he passed. Collins looks worlds away from the energetic performer we're used to seeing on stage. He is planning a tour to support his new album.
Reps for the star confirmed the music icon is dealing with a broken bone in his foot but is otherwise in "good health". A spokesperson said: "He broke a bone in his foot before Christmas, hence the stick, but otherwise is in good health and is due in the UK later this week".
Phil moved to Miami last year after purchasing Jennifer Lopez's $33 million beach mansion which boasts seven bedrooms, a boat dock and wine cellar. At the end of last year he was forced to delay a musical comeback due to back surgery.
Giving an interview to Rolling Stone magazine just five days after going under the knife, he claimed the problems began when he woke up and was unable to move his right foot. "I had an MRI and my back and hips were just shot," he explained.
"The doctor had to go in there, work on the sciatic nerve and take my back apart and unscramble the mess." He also insisted his comeback would still be going ahead despite his medical problems.
Revealing that he was no longer "officially retired," he confirmed the release of his first new music since 2002's Testify. "The horse is out of the stable and I'm raring to go."
Fans will be able to get their hands on Hello, I Must Be Going and Dance into the Light on January 29 - his 65th birthday.