Phil Collins Says He's 'Not Ready' for Full Concert

Associated Press
Phil Collins in 2010

But he will perform "three or four songs" at a Miami benefit in December

Phil Collins released a statement on Sept. 23 clarifying that he has no plans to return to the concert stage at this time, despite the fact that he will perform three to four songs at a charity event in Miami in December.

Collins hasn't performed a show in four years, and the Dec. 6 event, he clarified, will not be a full-on Phil Collins show either.

The show, taking place at the Fillmore Miami Beach during Art Basel week, benefits the Little Dreams Foundation, the charity Collins founded with ex-wife Orianne Collins Mejjati. Mexican rocker Alejandra Guzman and Italian star Laura Pausini are also scheduled to perform.

"I will be performing three or four songs semi-acoustically, and maybe one more with my 13-year-old son Nicolas on drums, but that's all, as I am not ready to return to the full concert stage at this time," Collins said in the statement.