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- Posted on Mar 8th 2011 5:00PM by Emily Tan
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As Spinner previously reported, Collins cited health issues as well as not feeling like he belongs in the music business any longer. However, he explained that the latter part was untrue. "I'm not stopping because I don't feel loved," Collins wrote on his official website on Monday afternoon. "I know I still have a very large fan base that loves what I do. Thank you."
He continued by saying, "I'm not stopping because I don't fit in. This was proved with 'Going Back' reaching No. 1 in the UK, and doing incredibly well worldwide."
The 'Sususudio' singer and drummer revealed that the big reason he's stopping is "so I can be a full-time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."
Apparently the statements supposedly made to the press about his retirement were actually side comments that he didn't intend to be the main part of the story. "Some of the things mentioned above have been said by me in various interviews, but said as asides with a smile on my face and in passing. They were not meant to be 'headlines,' they were small parts of a conversation. This clearly doesn't come over in print and I should know better," he said.
Because of these stories, Collins feels like people see him as a "tormented weirdo." While he made these strong comments, he does thank his fans for their support and care but makes sure to remind them that "there's no need for a straightjacket!"
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