Phil Collins is doing everything he can to treat his spine, neck and arm problems before his big return during his comeback tour.
"He is about to start electroshock therapy… to kick-fire the nerves and instigate a healing response in the area," an insider told the Daily Mail on Dec. 30. "It will be painful, but Phil is braced for it."
After years of health problems and surgeries — including back surgery that caused his left foot go numb due to nerve damage — he's still not ready to take a seat in the audience.
"I am not that tall, but it is a long enough distance for about a millimeter a week to have to regenerate, so I have just got to get back and get at it," he told the publication. "I am doing water therapy now and will be back doing physiotherapy again, and will nudge it along a bit with electroshock things."
Nearly a year and a half ago, Collins, 65, was forced to use a cane following a serious back procedure. He's also struggled from other health complications, such as going deaf in his left year in 2000, plus a dislocated vertebra located in his neck, which caused fiery nerve pain in his hands.
Recently when he was asked on the Johnnie Walker's Radio 2 show, Collins admitted his tour appearances highly depended on his health as next year rolls in.
"I have to keep reminding myself that I am old school and when you went away on tour, it is like going away to war; you don't know when you will come back," he said during the interview.
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