Phil Collins heads to Genesis reunion as he’s seen for first time since ex said he ‘stank so bad he couldn’t have sex’

PHIL Collins has been seen for the first time in public after his ex made a raft of sensational claims about his personal hygiene.

The music legend's ex-wife Orianne Cevey said the Grammy winner “stank so bad he couldn’t have sex” during their nine-year marriage.



The Swiss jewelry designer's claims about her ex-husband's personal hygiene and living habits came in new documents as she said he had gone back on his word to give her half of his $40 million Miami mansion.

Phil, 69, has been seen for the first time since he accused his ex of trying to "extort" him.

The legendary drummer was seen, wheelchair-bound and looking frail, attending a Genesis rehearsal.

He is said to have suffered nerve damage to his back after years of rocking.

Although he is being replaced by his 19-year-old son on the band's upcoming tour he was sure to oversee the practice.

The 69-year-old was wearing a black jumper with a blue polo-shirt, black baseball cap and glasses.

He was seen carrying a walking stick.


Earlier this week, TMZ revealed Orianne, 46, has filed new court documents claiming he's done a U-turn on a 2015 deal they made when they got back together following their 2008 divorce.

She said she gave up a $20m stake in her other Miami home when she got a "quickie divorce" from her then husband Charles Mejjati in order to be reunited with Phil.

She also claimed he abused pain killers, smelled and was unable to have sex.

She stated: "Philip's stench became so pervasive that he became a hermit, refusing to interact personally with any people."

But his lawyer told The Daily Mail  her comments were a “scandalous and scurrilous” attempt to “wreck his reputation.”

In addition, the lawyer requested the judge remove her statement from their record and “hit their counterparts with extra legal fees.”

The In The Air singer’s legal team continued to slam Orianne’s claims as “a litany of demonstrably false, immaterial, impertinent, scandalous and scurrilous allegations which have nothing to do with the legal claims in this case.”

Phil’s attorney concluded in the scathing response: “To be clear, these false and scandalous allegations are included only so that they can be delivered by defendants to the media to try to damage Phil Collins' reputation.”


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