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Phil Collins Retires: 'I Don't Think Anyone's Going to Miss Me'

Phil Collins
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The singer and drummer has hearing problems and nerve damage in his hands.

Former Genesis drummer and solo star Phil Collins has indicated that he is calling it quits from music.

The 60-year-old has hearing problems and nerve damage in his hands, and says in an interview, "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.'"

Collins has expressed this disinterest in making new music before: in October, he told Billboard.com, "I'm not anticipating doing anything else. If I do write songs...I don't know about putting them out on an album or anything like that. I don't really have the desire to do that now."