Collins, who rocketed to fame as the drummer and vocalist for Genesis and then went on to even greater fame as a solo artist, told FHM the years of concerts have taken a physical toll -- his back hurts, his hearing is poor and it hurts his hands to hold his drum sticks, People magazine reported Saturday.
The 60-year-old drummer, whose career goes back to 1968 and includes seven Grammys, 13 hit singles and an Oscar for a song in the "Tarzan" animated movie, says he's just not feeling it any more.
"I don't really belong to that world and I don't think anyone's going to miss me," Collins told FHM. "I'm much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely."
Collins, who lives in a small town in Switzerland, acknowledges he has his detractors.
"I'm sorry that it was all so successful. I honestly didn't mean it to happen like that," he said. "It's hardly surprising that people grew to hate me."