About That Phil Collins Retirement.....
March 8, 2011 at 4:54 PM (PT)
PHIL COLLINS put his retirement announcement in FHM in a different context on his website TODAY after the original story incited a media storm. The GENESIS drummer-turned-solo artist superstar categorically denied the reasons he gave FHM for quitting the business.
On his blog, COLLINS wrote:
"1. I'm not stopping because of dodgy reviews or bad treatment in the press.
"2. I'm not stopping because I don't feel loved. I know I still have a very large fan base that loves what I do. Thank you.
"3. I'm not stopping because I don't fit in, this was proved with 'Going Back' reaching No. 1 in the UNITED KINGDOM, and doing incredibly well worldwide.
"4. I'm not stopping so I can dive full-time into my interest for THE ALAMO.
"I am stopping so I can be a full-time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."
COLLINS admitted to UPI that he did say the aforementioned things, but he phrased them "as asides with a smile on my face and in passing."
He also denied that he's "a tormented weirdo who thinks he was at THE ALAMO in another life, who feels very sorry for himself, and is retiring hurt because of the bad press over the years." Apparently, there is "no need for the straitjacket!"
CHARLIE SHEEN was unavailable for comment.