This is sad news. I’ve been an avid fan of Genesis since 1976, when the group’s drummer, Phil Collins, took the lead after former front-man Peter Gabriel left the band to pursue a solo career. Under Collins’ leadership, the band scaled new heights of musical diversity and commercial success. But it’s being reported that, due to complete numbness in his hands following his recent neck surgery, he’s simply unable, at least for the time being, to hold the drumsticks. I do hope that problem is only temporary and that it passes soon.
In the meantime, here’s a tasty Genesis video to enjoy. I don’t know if Phil Collins is Catholic, or even if he is religious, but I’m sure he and his family (and the band) would appreciate any prayers you could spare for his healing.