Phil Collins is going back on tour after retirement drove him to drink
Phil Collins is making a comeback!
The 65-year-old singer has announced that he is going on tour next June and will perform for five nights each in London, Cologne and Paris.
Speaking at a press conference at the Royal Albert Hall, Phil said: “The first final farewell tour in 2004 was meant to be me stopping. But I’ve been trying to stop the oil tanker since 2005. It took a while.”
Phil Collins said he started drinking after the breakdown of his family
“It’s kind of a funny word ‘retired’,” he said. “I ‘stopped work’ because I wanted to be a dad at home. And as bad luck would have it, as soon as I retired my family split up. So I didn’t have anything to go home to really and that’s when I started drinking.
“This retirement, coming out of retirement, I changed my mind. I’m living with my young kids and they want me to go out on the road, do some new things, there’s no reason why not.”
Phil divorced his third wife Orianne Cevey in 2008. The couple, who have two sons Nicholas and Matthew, are now back together.