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Video: Phil Collins Comes Out of Retirement to Perform at Son's School Concert

May 31, 2014 (5:01 am) GMT
The former Genesis member performs 'In the Air Tonight' and 'Land of Confusion' with a school band during a concert at his son's school in Miami.
Video: Phil Collins Comes Out of Retirement to Perform at Son's School Concert

recently came out of his retirement. The former member made a surprise comeback when he took the stage at his son's school concert in Miami last week and performed live some of his hit singles.

"I was nervous, you know," Collins said before the performance. "I've been doing this all my life, but how good can it be? How good can it be tonight? All of these kids came up to me yesterday and were very pleasant and nice and polite and made me feel like part of the band."

Collins sang "In the Air Tonight" and "Land of Confusion" with the middle school band at Miami Country Day School. His former wife, Orianne Collins Mejjati, told the Miami Herald that the star had agreed to do the performance after being asked by their children.

Collins decided to retire from music to "be a full-time father to [his] two young sons on a daily basis." "I'm not stopping because of dodgy reviews or bad treatment in the press. I'm not stopping because I don't feel loved, I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I do," he said back in 2011.



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