Phil Collins admits considering ways to commit suicide

'I sometimes think I'm going to write this Phil Collins character out of the story,' he admits

Phil Collins admits considering ways to commit suicide

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Phil Collins has admitted that he has considered committing suicide.

The former Genesis man, who lives in Switzerland with his two children, said he has even gone as far as thinking about different ways to end his life.

"I wouldn't blow my head off," he told Rollingstone.com. "I'd overdose or do something that didn't hurt. But I wouldn't do that to the children."

Referencing Tony Hancock, who committed suicide in 1968, Collins said: "A comedian who committed suicide in the '60s left a note saying, 'Too many things went wrong too often.' I often think about that."

He also admitted wanting "to write this Phil Collins character out of the story", going on to state: "Phil Collins will just disappear or be murdered in some hotel bedroom and people will say, 'What happened to Phil?' And the answer will be, 'He got murdered, but, yeah, anyway, let's carry on.' That kind of thing."

Meanwhile, Collins said he believes he has captured "paranormal energy" in photographs he took at the Alamo, the site of the Texas Revolution battle in 1836.

"It's paranormal energy," he said, adding that a psychic told him he had fought in the battle in a previous life. "I don't want to sound like a weirdo. I'm not Shirley MacLaine, but I'm prepared to believe. You've seen the pictures. You can't deny them, so therefore it's possible that I was there in another life."

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