09 Mar '11, 12am

Pop star Phil Collins announced his retirement, but denied it was because he no longer 'fitted in' to the music scene

Pop star Phil Collins announced his retirement, but denied it was because he no longer 'fitted in' to the music scene

Phil Collins, 60 (above) said he was retiring to spend more time with his family. -- PHOTO: AFP LONDON - GRAMMY-WINNING British pop star Phil Collins called it a day on Tuesday, but denied reports he was quitting because he no longer 'fitted in' to the modern music scene. Collins, 60, said he was retiring because he wanted to spend more time with his family, but he complained on his official website that reports about his intentions in recent days had been 'more than a little distorted.' The Genesis drummer-turned-frontman who went on to sell more than 100 million albums as a solo artist said: 'I am stopping so I can be a full-time father to my two young sons on a daily basis.' He rejected suggestions he was quitting because of 'dodgy reviews or bad treatment in the press' or because 'I don't feel loved', adding: 'I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I ...

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