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Phil Collins Wants Retirement to Look After Sons

March 9, 2011 (8:36 am) GMT
Collins has spoken out to clarify the retirement rumors, revealing he can be a full time father to his two sons on daily basis if he calls it a day.

has set the record straight over conflicting reports he's set to retire from music, insisting he wants to "call it a day" to look after his young sons. The former frontman hinted about plans to end his career due to health problems, but a spokesperson subsequently dismissed speculation about an official retirement. Now the drummer has taken to his official website to clear up the confusion and deny rumors he's quitting due to bad reviews and poor album sales.

He writes, "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. 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 fan base that loves what I do. Thank you. I'm not stopping because I don't fit in, this was proved with (2010 album) "" reaching No 1 in the UK, and doing incredibly well worldwide.

He adds, "I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis." Collins admits that some of his press coverage had portrayed him as a "tormented weirdo" but he reassures fans there is "no need for the straitjacket". The rocker failed to comment on reports that hearing loss and nerve damage in his hands had prompted him to bow out of the music industry.


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