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Phil Collins Is NOT Retiring From Music

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Back in November, we learned that Phil Collins had contemplated suicide, and had little desire to return to music.

Yesterday, we heard that Phill Collins was officially retiring from music because doctors advised him that his hands are too weak to play the drums, and if he were to continue with his music, he could lose function in them all together.

We totally understood Phil's decision, and even supported it, but now it looks like he actually ISN'T retiring from music.

Here's what his U.K. rep had to say about it:

"He is not, has no intention of, retiring."

We just hope he gives his hands ample time to recover before pursuing music further.

Would U like to see Phil Collins make more music when his hands are better?

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11 comments to “Phil Collins Is NOT Retiring From Music”

  1. 1

    Well, Perez, here's my honest answer to your question.
    Would I like to see him make more music when his hands are better? No. I hadn't actually noticed that he wasn't making what he calls "music." Most of it is trite and cliche. He's had a few decent songs, but he's not my cup of tea. Not at all. Having said that, if I don't like it, I don't listen. So if he has fans who will buy new stuff, good for him and them. But I won't be offering him any of my money.

  2. 2

    I saw him in concert with Genesis once. Be that as it may, I still think Peter Gabriel is ten times better than him… at everything. But if someone wants to leave bad enough, then there's nothing you can do to make him stay.

  3. 3

    Oh, that's funny that I just commented about that in the Stevie Nicks thread, so I guess, Stevie, Rod, and Phil are all still going strong–YAY!!!

  4. 4

    as far as I know, Phil colins broke his back A LOOOONG time ago and hasn't been able to play drums since that time. That's why he's a singer/song writer. I respect Phil Collins and his legacy(he is not GREAT but I still like to listen to him).

  5. 5

    In September 2009, it was reported that Collins could no longer play drums, due to a recent operation to repair dislocated vertebrae in his neck.[71] However, a statement from Collins on the Genesis band website said, "There isn't any drama regarding my 'disability' and playing drums. Somehow during the last Genesis tour I dislocated some vertebrae in my upper neck and that affected my hands. After a successful operation on my neck, my hands still can't function normally. Maybe in a year or so it will change, but for now it is impossible for me to play drums or piano. I am not in any 'distressed' state, stuff happens in life."[72]

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  7. 7

    Sounds like he was feeling down and needed some reassurance that he was still worthy. He has a big legacy and has incredible talent. Must be very hard to no longer play those enormous venues. He still has plenty of fans though.

  8. 8

    Never sure why entertainers have to announce their retirements. Musicians like actors never really retire, they just fad away in time and as they get to old or less productive no one really cares anyway. Entertainment is not like an everyday kind of job where eventually you have to stop doing it. Also I am not sure why you would need to be supportive of his decision. Or even if anyone would care if you did or did not. It is a stupid comment on your part.

  9. 9

    genesis sucked after peter gabriel left. phil collins made music for elevators.

  10. 10

    Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. Goodbye and good riddance. Your music is like listening to paint dry. Boring and unmemorable.

  11. 11

    I'd love to see and hear more of Phil Collins but not at the expense of his health or comfort.
    I can always watch my DVDs or remember the No Jacket Required tour that I loved.
    The haters should just go away, we of the 80's love Phil!