Phil Collins Performs for the Last Time Due to Health Issues as Lily Collins Praises Dad’s Very Last Genesis Show

Lily Collins is beyond proud of her father, Phil Collins.

Lily Collins Praises Dad Phil Collins Very Last Genesis Show

This past weekend, Phil performed his final concert with his rock band, Genesis, and his daughter was in the audience encouraging him on.

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After the show, the “Emily in Paris” actress shared a tribute to her dad on her Instagram page and shared several photos from the show.

“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,” the 33-year-old wrote.

“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,” she wrote in the caption.

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The younger Collins thanked the band for a lifetime of memories, her father for “being such an inspiration” and her brother Nic Collins (the band’s drummer) for making her “the proudest sister there is.”

“50 years of songs later and still generations more to celebrate you long after this tour has finished,” she wrote. Collins reflected on what it was like growing up with a famous father, in a recent interview with Sunday TODAY host Willie Geist.

“I remember being a kid at Disneyland with my dad and having someone come up and ask him for a photo. And I think I was just so confused because I was, like, well, Disneyland has nothing to do with him,” she said.

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“But it was that kind of recognition no matter where he went that he had touched the life of somebody in a very profound way.” And while Lily Collins has made her own way in Hollywood, she makes it a point to not talk about fame with her dad.

“I don’t. I mean, he says obviously that, you know, he’s proud, but we don’t really talk about that side of things,” she explained. “I share my work, but I think I’ve witnessed and learned and grew from what I saw as a kid and continue to still see and we kind of keep it separate.”

Back in September 2021, Collins updated the world on his health. In an interview with the BBC, he said, “I’m kind of physically challenged a bit, which is very frustrating because I’d love to be playing up there.”

“I can barely hold a [drum] stick with this hand, so there are certain physical things which get in the way,” the musician continued. Thankfully, Collins can still sing so long as he remains sitting and his son has filled in for him on the drums.

Collins believes his health issues began following a 2009 back surgery. “Somehow during the last Genesis tour, I dislocated some vertebrae in my upper neck, and that affected my hands,” he wrote in a blog post at the time. “Maybe in a year or so it will change, but for now it is impossible for me to play drums or piano.”

So heartbreaking.

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