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DO I RESPECT PHIL COLLINS DECISION TO RETIRE?

I have learnt of the decision pop singer, Phil Collins to quit his musical career, or in his words, to retire from music. To be honest I have chosen to respect his decision.

I can confess that I am a fan of Phil Collins music and the man’s contribution to the music industry can never be underestimated. I can choose to be that fan ,who cries after hearing this news but I have chosen to be a fan who is thankful to Mr Collins for all the good music he has brought over the years  and who says, yes;  you can retire-you have done your bit.

Phil Collins confirmed a few days ago that he was quitting his pop career to become a full time father to his two sons. He was divorced from his seven year marriage to Swiss born Orianne Cevey in 2007 and has two sons namely Nicholas and Matthew. To be honest, Phil has earned my respect as he has shown that he puts family before career. He had a glittering pop career and was selling millions of records and to quit all those things for the sake of taking care of his kids is an awesome thing. He is quoted as saying “I am stopping so that I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis”.

60 year old Phil has had three failed marriages. He has sold more than 100 million records as a solo artist and over 150 million records with his former band, Genesis.