Lily Collins pays tribute to her father Phil Collins following sad announcement for Genesis fans

Lily Collins shares a heartfelt tribute to her father Phil Collins as he says goodbye to performing with his band, Genesis.

On Instagram, the star, 33, shared behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s London performance on Saturday evening.

Phil has suffered from poor health since 2007 after dislocating the vertebra in his upper neck during a concert. The 71-year-old began using a cane to walk in 2017 and performed seated in a chair for the tour.

Phil reunited with Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks for 47 shows across North America and Europe, after not performing for 13 years.

“It’s the last stop of our tour, and it’s the last show for Genesis,” he told the crowds at the weekend. “After tonight we all have to get real jobs.”

Daughter Lily Collins shared this with her fans on Instagram:

 

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“Tonite [sic] marks the end of an era,” the Emily in Paris star wrote. “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. 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.”

Lily wrapped up the heartfelt note by thanking Genesis for “the memories” and her father for “being such an inspiration.” She also gave a shoutout to her little brother, Nic Collins, who stepped in as the band’s drummer during the tour while Phil provided vocals.

 

 

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