Phil Collins: "I can never drum again"

Phil Collins in 1987: hello, he must be going
Phil Collins in 1987: hello, he must be going (Image credit: Henry Diltz/Corbis)

Phil Collins has revealed he will never drum again because of a painful spine injury.

The former Genesis drummer/singer and solo star says he can't even hold his sticks after years of bad posture at his drumkit.

Collins told the Daily Mail newspaper: "I've been playing drums for 50 years, I've had to stop.

"My vertebrae have been crushing my spinal cord because of the position I drum in. It comes from years of playing. I can't even hold the sticks properly without it being painful, I even used to tape the sticks to my hands to get through."

But - wait - this is not the end of Collins' music career: "Don't worry," he added. "I can still sing."

Worry? Who suggested anyone was worried?