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Phil Collins Cancels Comeback Concert at Little Dreams Gala During Art Basel Miami Beach

At 11:30 p.m., a gaunt, bespectacled Phil Collins walked on to the stage of the Fillmore Miami Beach, flanked by his ex-wife Orianne Collins-Mejjati and their young son, to tell the sold-out Little Dreams Gala crowd that he had to cancel his performance.

It was to be Collins first concert in over four years. He had suffered from nerve damage in recent years, as well as pancreatitis from alcohol abuse, but no specific reasons were given for why he would not be singing last evening.

See also: Phil Collins' Little Dreams on Canceled Concert: "He's Sorry to Have Disappointed His Fans"

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David Rolland is a freelance music writer for Miami New Times. His novels, The End of the Century and Yo-Yo, are available at many fine booksellers.
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