Phil Collins seen being pushed in wheelchair outside of hotel

Singer Phil Collins has been pictured leaving his hotel in a wheelchair ahead of his Genesis gig in Leeds on Monday night.

Phil, 70, could be seen with his face partially covered with a face mask while he sat in the wheelchair surrounded by staff.

Wearing a blue baseball cap and jacket, Phil could be seen holding on tightly to his walking stick.

Earlier this month, Phil, who has suffered from back problems over the years, sparked concerns amongst fans when he appeared on BBC Breakfast alongside his band mates, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford.

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The singer admitted that he could "barely hold a stick" and confessed his son now has to play the drums for him when he tours with Genesis.

He told the presenters at the time: "I’m kind of physically challenged a bit, which is very frustrating because I’d love to be playing up there with my son."

When asked if he was still able to play the drums, Phil said: "No, I’d love to. But I mean, I can barely hold a stick with this hand. There are certain physical things that get in the way."

The In The Air Tonight singer also hinted that Genesis will not return to the stage after their tour.

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He explained: "We’re all men of our age, and I think to some extent, I think it probably is putting it to bed," he said.

"I think yeah, I think just generally for me, I don’t know if I want to go out on the road any more."

Concerned with his welfare, fans headed to Twitter to share their thoughts on the musician.

Taking to Twitter one fan wrote at the time: "Gosh Phil Collins isn’t looking too good (sorry), bless him, I hope they aren’t just using him for another tour. Not sure if it’s a good idea. Please take care Phil. Sending my love to you."

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Meanwhile someone else chimed in and said: "Shocked and sad to see #PhilCollins physical health and wish I could see #Genesis 'Put to Bed' UK tour."

Last year, the award winning singer was seen climbing out of a taxi and using a walking aide as he joined his band mates for rehearsals.

Phil has previously opened up about his his health problems after he injured his vertebrae in his upper neck.

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Not only this but he also suffered crippling nerve damage, falls, 'foot drop' and acute pancreatitis.

In 2021, he admitted he had been "close to dying" when he was rushed to hospital with pancreatitis.

Speaking frankly about his health in 2016 during a press conference at the Royal Albert Hall, the star said: "Within months you're drinking vodka from the fridge in the morning and falling over in front of the kids, you know.

"But it was something I lived through, and I was lucky to live through it and get through it. I was very close to dying.

"My organs were kind of f****d. It was spirits, corrosive stuff."

As well as their gig taking place in Leeds this evening, Genesis are set to play in London, Birmingham and Glasgow.

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