Retiring Phil Collins apologises for his music career
Former Genesis frontman and 80s MOR phenomenon Phil Collins has retired and apologised to all the people who dislike his music.
Collins is one of only three people to sell over 100 million albums both as a solo artist and as the principle artist in a band (the others being Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney).
He was entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, but has suffered from a series of health problems in recent years that have caused his retirement.
He has lost the hearing in his right ear and can’t play the drums because of an operation on a dislocated vertebrae in his neck.
"I'm sorry that it was all so successful. I honestly didn't mean it to happen like that. It's hardly surprising that people grew to hate me," he said in an interview with FHM.
“I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me. I look at the MTV Music Awards and I think, ‘I can’t be in the same business as this.’ I don’t really belong to that world… I’m much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely.
“I’m not worried about not being able to play the drums again, I’m more worried about being able to cut a loaf of bread safely or building things for my kids. My doctors tell me it’s a work in progress, that it will take about a year for me to recover.”