Rocker Phil Collins is to open up about his marriages, health woes, hearing issues and comeback in a new memoir.
The former child star and Genesis frontman, who is preparing for his first live shows in six years, will publish his autobiography in October (16).
Poking fun at the many death hoaxes that have swirled around himself for years, the new tome will be titled Not Dead Yet.
In it, Collins promises to "talk honestly" about his three failed marriages, his alcoholism and his ill health.
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Phil Collins' ex-wife has accused her estranged husband of conning her out of millions.
Orianne Cevey, who recently reconciled with Phil, 65, has accused investment banker Charles Fouad Mejjati of fraud.
It is alleged the money man coerced her to sign a marital settlement that gave him rights to the couple's $8.4 million (£5.9 million) Miami Beach home in Florida, which Orianne bought in 2012, a year after they wed.
The celebrity jeweller was recovering from unsuccessful back surgery and was unable to walk when Charles "embarked on a campaign" to sign the marital settlement agreement, which then reportedly allowed him to purchase the home from her for just $100 (£70).
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Phil Collins will play his first billed show in almost six years when he takes to the stage at the Dreaming on the Beach concert in Miami Beach, Florida next month (Mar16).
He'll perform "unplugged" at the Jackie Gleason Theater on 11 March (16), according to multiple reports.
The gig is a benefit for the Little Dreams Foundation, which the former Genesis frontman founded in 2000 with his then-wife, Orianne.
Collins was scheduled to perform at a foundation fundraiser in December, 2014, but pulled out at the last minute.
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Phil Collins is aware of how much he annoyed people during the '80s but insists he was only "having fun".
The British performer is an accomplished singer and drummer, boasting a successful solo career as well as fronting band Genesis. During a chat with Entertainment Weekly, Phil was reminded of his constant presence throughout the '80s. The rocker now readily admits his behaviour may have come across as annoying.
"I realise now that my omnipresence p**sed a lot of people off," he grinned to the publication. "I realise that me being everywhere, and obviously leapfrogging projects between Genesis and myself, meant that I was in your face all the time. I was only having fun. I was just taking advantage of the opportunities that came my way."
He then jokingly apologised to the publication, who previously posted a review with the line: "I’m sure even Phil Collins knows that we’re all weary of Phil Collins."
Continue reading: Phil Collins: 'I Was Annoying - I Know!'
Veteran rocker Phil Collins and his third ex-wife Orianne Cevey are planning to remarry after recently rekindling their romance.
Earlier this month (Feb16), the former Genesis star revealed he had reconciled with Orianne, the mother of his two sons, who he divorced in 2008.
"I'm actually back with my third wife," he told Billboard.com. "I haven't really talked about it. We've been together for a while, and nobody's noticed."
It subsequently emerged that Orianne had started divorce proceedings in January (15) to end her union to banker Charles Fouad, who she wed following her 2008 split from Phil. She also shares a five-year-old boy with Charles and the former couple is currently in negotiations over custody and division of assets.
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Phil Collins' Ex-wife Has Kicked Off Divorce Proceedings To Formalise Her Split From Her Banker Husband Just Days After It Emerged She Had Reunited With The Veteran Musician.
The former Genesis star recently revealed he had reconciled with his third wife Orianne Cevey, the mother of his two sons, who he divorced in 2008, telling Billboard.com, "I'm actually back with my third wife. I haven't really talked about it. We've been together for a while, and nobody's noticed."
Orianne married banker Charles Fouad after splitting from Collins, and it has now emerged the former couple has started divorce proceedings.
Court papers filed in the U.S. on 19 January (16) reportedly reveal Orianne and Charles are in negotiations over custody of their five-year-old son and division of their assets.
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Phil Collins Has Thanked Adele For The "Gentle Way" She Has Described Her Failed Collaboration With Him.
The former Genesis star was one of the people the Hello singer turned to when she was making a start on the album that would become 25, but after sending him some music to work on, Adele never got back in touch.
Collins feared she'd thought better of plans to work with the Against All Odds singer, and worried she would not have nice things to say about him after he revealed they had initially planned to team up.
"She sent me a piece of music that I began working on, but then she was very difficult to find," Phil tells Billboard magazine. "She had a kid - all this stuff was happening to her, unbeknownst to me.
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Veteran Musician Phil Collins Is Using A Walking Stick To Get Around After Fracturing His Foot In A Fall While He Was Recovering From A Back Operation.
The former Genesis star cancelled a number of engagements in October (15) after he was admitted to hospital for surgery, and he has now revealed the operation was to treat trapped nerves which left him in agony.
"I woke up one morning last October with a devastating pain all the way down my right side and I went to this doctor..." he tells BBC Breakfast. "He told me before that my back is shot, my hips are shot, it's from sitting like this for 60 years playing the drums... Bits wear out... My vertebrae were like this (out of alignment)... Trapped nerves. So without really asking he took me in for an operation, which was fantastic."
However, Collins suffered a disaster shortly after the surgery when he fell over and fractured a bone in his foot, and he has since been using a cane to help him get around.
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Veteran Rockers Sting And Peter Gabriel Are Teaming Up For A Joint Tour Of North America.
The Police frontman embarked on a joint world tour with Paul Simon between February, 2014 and April, 2015, and he has now organised a similar trek of North America with former Genesis star Gabriel.
The duo will perform each other's songs and share musicians on the 19-date Rock, Paper, Scissors tour. They joked they picked the title because they will be using the hand game to make decisions throughout the trek.
Sting tells The Associated Press the concept is the same as his tour with Simon, adding, "We traded songs, we traded musicians, we sang together. And the take home that people got from that was they loved it when we did things together."
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Rocker Phil Collins Has Launched A Bizarre Broadside At Funnyman Jim Carrey, Branding Him Arrogant And Annoying.
The former Genesis star admits he is irrationally irritated by the Dumb and Dumber actor and can not bear to watch him onscreen because Jim's full-on personality infuriates him.
Phil told British magazine Event, "Jim Carrey I'm not keen on. I can't watch his films because he's always 'on'. I saw him on the Ruby Wax show - his interview was over and yet he kept coming back on screen, being annoying. Someone with that much arrogance I can't handle."
The musician's remarks came after he was asked who he dislikes most in the world, and he also risked upsetting record company bosses by tearing into an industry accountant.
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