Phil Collins Quits Music, Says He Won’t Be Missed

by Brian Willett

Usually, when someone retires, he or she acknowledges the fact that things won’t be quite the same. Not Phil Collins. The musician, who revealed he will be stepping away from music, said he didn’t expect anyone to miss him. Phil Collins is quitting music due to medical problems, but despite seven Grammys and countless other awards, Collins said he doesn’t think his decision will affect the music world.

“I don’t really belong to that world and I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me,” said Collins, who is 60. “I’m much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely.”

Collins has reportedly lost some of his hearing and has nerve damage that inhibits his ability to hold drumsticks. In addition to seven Grammy awards, Collins has massed 13 hit singles and won an Oscar for a song he wrote for Disney’s Tarzan.

Despite all of his accomplishments, Collins said the music world doesn’t seem like the place for him and expressed surprise at his success.

“I’m sorry that it was all so successful,” he said. “I honestly didn’t mean it to happen like that.”

Collins also acknowledged that his ubiquity had led him to be a target for critics and some music fans.

“It’s hardly surprising that people grew to hate me.”

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