Phil Collins Spotted In Wheelchair As Singer Recovers From Surgery

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PHIL Collins proved that You Can’t Hurry Love when he was spotted being pushed in a wheelchair around JFK Airport.

The legendary singer, who celebrated his 65th birthday at the end of January, may have been asking staff at the New York City airport to Take Me Home.

Clutching a cane, the former Genesis drummer – who lives in Miami – is continuing his recovery from back surgery and a broken foot.

And he may have been thinking Take a Look at Me Now of the many passers-by given that his stubbly beard made him unrecognisable from his heyday as a solo artist.

Phil adopted a casual look, wearing blue jeans, a navy shirt and black bomber jacket – all topped off with a brown trilby hat.

“There have been pictures of me with a walking stick… it’s because of my foot – it’s not old age, you know,” he recently told Consequence of Sound.

“I’m still hobbling around with a broken foot.”

Phil recently revealed that he is back together with third wife Orianne Cevey , 42, eight years after she was awarded £25million of his fortune – currently estimated at £175m – in a record divorce settlement.

They have sons Nicholas, 14, and Matthew, 11, together, while she has a five-year-old son from her marriage to investment banker Charles Mejjati, a relationship which now looks to be over .

Phil said that spending time with his boys is now of paramount importance to him and played down a Rolling Stone report that he is set to record a new LP and head out on tour again.

“I’m going through a phase of being very happy at the moment because I am with the kids,” he recently told the Daily Mail.

“It is bittersweet though, because the happier I get with them, the sadder I feel about not having been in my older kids’ lives.

“I can’t imagine what it must have felt like for them to just speak to me once a week. I’m whipping myself about it.”

His first two children, Simon and Lily, were from his first two marriages and are now in their thirties.

He added to Consequence of Sound: “This thing is accelerating a little bit quicker than I would like it to.

“I have said that I would like to do a few shows, and now people are saying, ‘You’re going back out on tour’, but I’m not going to go back out on tour.

“I like the rhythm of my life. It’s very important to me at this moment of my life to be with my kids.

“I do not want to go back out on the road. I think doing some shows would be fun.

“Same thing with the record. People are saying I’m making a record, and I’m not. I haven’t written a song yet.

“I’ve got loads of bits – undeveloped bits that I will probably visit. My studio is being set up next week. So I’ll turn it on and sit down at a piano and see what happens.”

Phil, who has sold more than 100m albums, has not released any material since 2002’s Testify.

He is also working on an autobiography, due out later this year. – Daily Mirror

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