Phil Collins uses wheelchair and walking stick amid rumoured rift with ex-wife

Phil Collins was all smiles as he reunited with his Genesis bandmates this week, using a walking aid as he headed to rehearsals in London.

The 69-year-old music legend, famed for tracks like In The Air Tonight and Another Day In Paradise, has suffered from back problems in recent years, having undergone intensive back surgery.

Seen climbing out of a car outside a music studio in the capital, Phil was helped into a wheelchair as he headed to rehearse with Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford.

With a navy cap perched on his head and a wooden cane in one hand, Phil could be seen smiling as he looked to the London studios, keeping warm under a zipped-up fleece.

The rockstar, who is alleged to be taking his ex-wife Orianne Cevey to court to evict her from his US home, is reuniting with the Genesis stars for an upcoming tour.

Though Covid has postponed their original plans to take to the stage, Phil, Tony and Mike haven't performed live together since 2007.

The music legends are preparing to get back on tour with gigs in the calendar from April of next year, taking to the road across England and Scotland.

13 years ago, Genisis delighted fans with their Turn It On Again: The Tour, which saw them travel from Europe to North America.

Formed in the late 60s, the group are known as pioneers in the progressive rock and pop-rock music scene, with songs like I Can't Dance and Land of Confusion.

Phil is currently focusing on his return to music, but the legendary drummer made headlines earlier this month when it was alleged he was taking legal action to evict ex-wife Cevey from his Miami mansion.

With two sons together, the former sweethearts tied the knot in 1999 but went on to divorce nine years later.

However, after their split, they tried to patch things up several years later and rekindled their relationship, only to split again.

Speaking to The Sun, Cevey's lawyer Frank Maister insisted any disputes would be carried out in the courtroom, rather than via the media.

He told the publication: "We will deal with Mr Collins in the courthouse, not the gossip column."

Daily Star Online has contacted Phil's representatives for comment.

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