Phil Collins has bizarrely apologised for his success after reiterating his intention to quit music for good.
The ex-Genesis drummer said he was unsurprised that he drew so much criticism during his career, which he is bringing to an end due to poor health.
Collins has suffered a succession of ailments in recent years, including tinnitus, dislocated vertebra and nerve damage, which has left him struggling to play the drums.
“I’m sorry that it was all so successful. I honestly didn’t mean it to happen like that. It’s hardly surprising that people grew to hate me,” he told FHM.
“I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me.”
Last year, Collins admitted he had considered suicide.
“I wouldn’t blow my head off. I’d overdose or do something that didn’t hurt. But I wouldn’t do that to the children,” he said in an interview with Rollingstone.com.