Having already announced that his appearance at Saturday’s fundraiser for his Little Dreams Foundation during Miami’s Art Basel would be brief and semi-acoustic, Phil Collins was unable to do even that due to illness.

Collins was the victim of a neurological disorder that occasionally strikes him. He ended up on the sidelines as others performed — including his 13-year-old drummer son Nick‘s band, The Lost, and Richard Marx. After the show, Collins thanked the crowd for coming and apologized to them, saying he’d been working with doctors during a couple of days of rehearsal, but in the end was unable to go on.

Collins hasn’t done a full-length performance since the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival. This past May he sang “In the Air Tonight” and the Genesis song “Land of Confusion” backed by a band of students at the private school his son attends in Miami. (Miami.com)