After selling over 150 million records worldwide, OMG! from Yahoo is reporting that 7 time GRAMMY winner [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Phil Collins[/lastfm] is retiring from music due to health problems.
The 60-year-old musician, singer, writer, producer has spent almost 50 years in the entertainment industry. At age 13 Phil appeared in the London production of Oliver! and has been in and around music almost all his life.
Phil reportedly has hearing problems, a dislocated vertebra, and nerve damage in his hands, all caused according to him from being hunched over a drum set for so many years.
In a recent FHM magazine interview, Phil reportedly said, “I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me,” according to the UK’s Daily Telegraph. “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… “
The former [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Genesis[/lastfm] frontman reportedly plans on spending the bulk of his time raising his two sons, Nicholas and Matthew.
“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,” he reportedly told FHM. “My doctors tell me it’s a work in progress, that it will take about a year for me to recover.”
When asked how long it would take him to recover enough to play drums like he once did, Collins responded, “I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do that again.”