03/05/2011 AT 3:25 PM ET
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.