Phil Collins says, “That’s All!”

phil collins Phil Collins says, Thats All!

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Phil Collins[/lastfm] had to quit drumming a while back due to his neck surgery.  But, he DID continue singing.  Now, he says it’s time to quit altogether :-(

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Greetings to all, I’ve decided to write this in response to the articles that surfaced last weekend regarding my retirement. Why they were printed at all is a mystery, as I haven’t spoken to anybody in the press for a few months.

However, many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted. Therefore, I would like to add my comments and try to explain again my reasons for calling it a day.

  1. I’m not stopping because of dodgy reviews or bad treatment in the press.
  2. I’m not stopping because I don’t feel loved, I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I do. Thank you.
  3. I’m not stopping because I don’t fit in, this was proved with “Going Back” reaching No 1 in the UK, and doing incredibly well worldwide.
  4. I’m not stopping so I can dive full time into my interest for the Alamo.

I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis.

Some of the things mentioned above have been said by me in various interviews, but said as asides with a smile on my face and in passing. They were not meant to be “headlines”, they were small parts of a conversation. This clearly doesn’t come over in print and I should know better.

However, the result is that I have ended up sounding like a tormented weirdo who thinks he was at the Alamo in another life, who feels very sorry for himself, and is retiring hurt because of the bad press over the years.

None of this is true.

Thanks for all your messages on the Forum regarding this stuff, it means a lot that you care.
But there’s no need for the straitjacket !

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  • Liz

    Hey, I don’t blame him! One of my doctors retired recently for the very same reason, and he can’t be more than 55 years old. My all-time favorite Phil Collins/Genesis tune is “Take A Look At Me Now” from the movie “Against All Odds”. The movie is super too!


    He has had a totally Awesome Musical Career, and his fan’s will alway’s be his fan’s. I love his music & still dance to all his song’s. I have been to all his concert’s out here. Sometimes health issues take’s it’s toll & Phil Collins has made the right decision to be a full time Dad to his young son’s. He has been an inspiration to so many people throughout his life & Career. He was alway’s there to help the homeless & people in need. He is a blessing to many & even tho he is retiring, he & his music will never be forgotten. God Bless Phil Collins & his family.
    PEACE :)

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