In December 2016, Lewis announced that he would be leaving the current lineup of L. They released a new album together called “The Missing Peace” on October 13, 2017. As well as contributing vocals on "Shot Down In Flames" on the AC/DC tribute album "We Salute You: an All Star Tribute To AC/DC".
He is one of only three Olympic athletes who won a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games.Lewis was a dominant sprinter and long jumper who topped the world rankings in the 100 m, 200 m and long jump events frequently from 1981 to the early 1990s. They put an ad in Melody Maker for a "peroxide guitar hero," and Phil Collen (current guitarist of Def Leppard) answered. Phil Lewis started the band Girl with guitarist Gerry Laffy in 1978.He jumped 7.77 m (25 ft 5 Lewis was determined to set his records at sea level.
In response to a question about his skipping a 1982 long jump competition at altitude, he said, "I want the record and I plan to get it, but not at altitude.
Over the course of his athletics career, Lewis broke ten seconds for the 100 meters 15 times and 20 seconds for the 200 meters 10 times. His accomplishments have led to numerous accolades, including being voted "World Athlete of the Century" by the International Association of Athletics Federations and "Sportsman of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee, "Olympian of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Athlete of the Year" by Track & Field News in 1982, 1983, and 1984.
After retiring from his athletics career, Lewis became an actor and has appeared in a number of films.
Days after graduating from high school in 1979, Lewis broke the high school long jump record with a leap of 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in).
An old knee injury had flared up again at the end of the high school year, and this might have had consequences on his fitness.
They released their second album, Wasted Youth in 1982.