Phil Collins: I’m Not a ‘Tormented Weirdo’

Phil Collins

Luca Bruno/AP

updated 03/08/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 03/08/2011 AT 2:20 PM ET

Phil Collins is setting the record straight about his retirement from the music business – sort of.

Just one day after Collins’s rep told PEOPLE that the former Genesis frontman has no intention of retiring, the musician himself addressed recent rumors about future of his career, in a message posted on his Web site Tuesday.

“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, 60, writes. “Therefore, I would like to add my comments and try to explain again my reasons for calling it a day.”


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