Celebrity Phil Collins Quitting Music Due to Health Problems "I don't think anyone's going to miss me," he says of the recording industry By People Staff Published on March 5, 2011 03:25 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Luca Bruno/AP His back hurts from a dislocated vertebra. He’s lost some of his hearing. Nerve damage makes it hard for him to hold his drumsticks. The decades of rock and roll have taken their toll on Phil Collins – both from the wear-and-tear on his body and the pain from the constant barbs from critics. After seven Grammys, 13 hit singles and an Oscar for a song from Disney’s Tarzan, he’s decided to call it quits from the music industry. Phil Collins: I’m Not a ‘Tormented Weirdo’ “I don’t really belong to that world and I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me,” Collins, 60, tells FHM, according to Time magazine. I’m much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely.” Collins, who lives in Switzerland, adds: “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.” Please note: Comments have been suspended temporarily as we explore better ways to serve you. Your opinion is important to us; you can find current discussions at facebook.com/peoplemag.