Phil Collins Retires from Music Industry due to Health Concerns – and Critics

phil collinsThe Grammy and Academy Award winning artist is calling it quits with the music industry citing health problems as the culprit.

Phil Collins, 60, in an interview with FHM and as reported by Time, said that the years spent hunching behind the drums have led him to some health concerns including hearing loss, a dislocated vertebra, and nerve damage in his hands which becomes painful when he plays.

However, his words seem to be pointing out to another cause.

“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. He further stressed that he will not be missed if he go and would be so glad as to write himself out of the script.

As a solo artist, Collins has received seven Grammy Awards including a Record of the Year and an Album of the Year. He also received an Oscar for Best Original Song (for You’ll Be in My Heart of the Disney film Tarzan). He has two Golden Globe Awards and three American Music Awards. He was also given a Disney Legend Award and a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

As a member of the band Genesis, he was inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Collins, who was born in England and currently residing in Switzerland, also made an appearance of himself in the Playstation 2 and Playstation Portable video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.