The news that Phil Collins can no longer drum might be the sort of news that would have led to street parties in the 1980s, but now is actually quite sad:
The former Genesis star can't even hold his sticks after years of sitting in front of a drumkit.
Collins, 58, whose hits include In The Air Tonight, said: 'After playing drums for 50 years, I've had to stop.
'My vertebrae have been crushing my spinal cord because of the position I drum in.
'It comes from years of playing. I can't even hold the sticks properly without it being painful, I even used to tape the sticks to my hands to get through.'
But just as you're starting to feel sympathy for a man at the end of his career, he has to go and spoil it all:
Collins told fans: 'Don't worry, I can still sing.'
But the drumming was the bit that people didn't mind so much, Phil. It was the singing that people thought ill-advised.