Phil Collins, 70, remains seated throughout Genesis concert in Leeds – .

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Phil Collins remained seated as he performed alongside his band Genesis at Leeds Arena on Tuesday.

The musician, 70, who has suffered from health problems in recent years, sat in his chair for the entire show.

The I Can’t Dance hitmaker leaned against a microphone stand while performing his most beloved hits.

Show: Phil Collins remained seated as he performed alongside his band Genesis at Leeds Arena on Tuesday

Phil wore a black jacket for the show with a light blue t-shirt and navy pants.

The musician, who first joined Genesis in 1970, took the stage with fellow students Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford.

This follows a BBC Breakfast interview earlier in September, where he confessed to no longer being able to play the drums.

The star’s health issues have been well documented in recent years and he has been seen in a wheelchair after undergoing back surgery following a fall in his bathroom in 2017 and various mobility issues followed.

Health: The musician, 70, who has suffered from health problems in recent years - remained in his chair for the entire show

Health: The musician, 70, who has suffered from health problems in recent years – remained in his chair for the entire show

He attended his daughter Lily’s wedding to Charlie McDowell this month, but it is not known when the BBC interview was filmed.

Speaking on screen, he said: “I am a bit physically disabled which is very frustrating because I would love to play up there with my son…

‘Non [I can’t still play the drums]. I would love. But I mean, I can barely hold a stick with this hand. There are some physical things that get in the way …

“We’re all men our age, and I think to some extent I think that’s probably putting him to bed. I think so, I think generally for me I don’t know if I want to go out on the road anymore.

In April 2009, Phil underwent surgery to repair dislocated vertebrae in the upper part of his neck, which happened while playing drums on the 2007 Genesis tour.

Performance: The I Can't Dance hitmaker leaned against a microphone stand while performing his most beloved hits

Performance: The I Can’t Dance hitmaker leaned against a microphone stand while performing his most beloved hits

Casual: Phil wore a black jacket to the show with a light blue t-shirt and navy pants

Casual: Phil wore a black jacket to the show with a light blue t-shirt and navy pants

Concert: The musician, who first joined Genesis in 1970, took the stage with fellow students Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford

Concert: The musician, who first joined Genesis in 1970, took the stage with fellow students Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford

In a tragic turn of events, the operation caused him to lose the sensation in his fingers and could only hold drum sticks if they were stuck to his hands.

In 2010, Phil said he was depressed and even debated suicide, but stopped to think about his children.

Four years later, he revealed that he still couldn’t play the drums properly due to an undiagnosed nerve problem rather than arthritis.

In 2015, he underwent spinal surgery and announced the following year that he was still unable to drum with his left hand. Doctors said he would be able to play again, but only with step-by-step practice.

Interview: This follows a BBC Breakfast interview earlier in September, where he admitted he was no longer able to play the drums

Interview: This follows a BBC Breakfast interview earlier in September, where he admitted he was no longer able to play the drums

Surgery: The star's health issues have been well documented in recent years and he has been seen in a wheelchair after undergoing back surgery following a fall in his bathroom in 2017 and various mobility issues followed.

Surgery: The star’s health issues have been well documented in recent years and he has been seen in a wheelchair after undergoing back surgery following a fall in his bathroom in 2017 and various mobility issues followed.

He stated:

He said: “I am a bit physically disabled which is very frustrating because I would love to play up there with my son…”

In January 2017, the iconic hitmaker revealed he was type 2 diabetic and had received treatment with a hyperbaric chamber after developing an infected diabetic foot abscess.

Phil announced his return tour in October 2016 after coming out of retirement.

The musical icon had planned to kick off his comeback with five nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London with tickets to the shows selling out in 15 seconds. But following a fall on her way to the toilet a year later, the British singer was forced to cancel.

In the hotel room, he hit his head on a chair while falling and was forced to undergo stitches for a severe gash near his eye.

A statement was released at the time which read: “Phil suffers from ‘drop foot’ as a result of back surgery which makes it difficult to walk. Since then, her mobility and health problems have persisted.

Long ago: Phil pictured in 1984

Long ago: Phil pictured in 1984

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