LONDON (AP) -- British singer and drummer Phil Collins has taken to his personal website to announce his retirement in a bid to clarify recent speculation over his career.
In a post titled "Breaking News," the multiple Grammy award winner writes that he wants to explain his reasons "for calling it a day" in response to articles claiming why he was quitting the music business.
"Many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted," Collins explains.
Collins says he is stopping music so he can be a full time father to his two young sons "on a daily basis" - not because of bad reviews, bad press or because he doesn't "feel loved."
Collins has sold an estimated 100 million albums as a solo artist.
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Latest Entertainment Headlines
Terminator 2' star Edward Furlong has been arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order filed by his ex-girlfriend, according to authorities.