11 January 2017

Turn it on again! Phil Collins reveals he uses controversial electroshock therapy as he plans his big comeback

An interesting story was published on the Daily Mail: Turn it on again! Phil Collins reveals he uses controversial electroshock therapy as he plans his big comeback. It was published 23:20 GMT, 30 December 2016 and updated 01:12 GMT, 31 December 2016, but I didn’t see it until around 18:30 MST, 11 January 2017. The article seems to imply that Phil Collins has been receiving the same controversial treatment that Carrie Fisher, who died a couple of days before this article was published, received and promoted. However, this article says Phil Collins is receiving this treatment to help “overcome problems with his spine, neck and arm” rather than so-called “Bipolar Disorder” like Carrie Fisher.

Upon a critical read of this confusing article, it seems the implied similarities between the physiotherapy treatment Phil Collins received and the psychiatric treatment Carrie Fisher received are all false.