Collins Talks Suicidal Tendencies

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November 10, 2010 | 6:15pm EST

Phil Collins has opened up about his suicidal thoughts in a dark new magazine interview.
The rocker admits he has contemplated taking his own life at times when things in his personal and professional lives become too much.

In a gloomy new Rolling Stone interview, the former Genesis star says,”I wouldn’t blow my head off. I’d overdose or do something that didn’t hurt.

“A comedian who committed suicide in the Sixties left a note saying, ‘Too many things went wrong too often.’ I often think about that.”

But Collins insists his kids always make him step back from the edge: “I wouldn’t do that (commit suicide) to the children.”

He admits decades of criticism have taken their toll, and he’s planning to end his career after he’s finished promotional work for new Motown covers album, Going Back.

He adds, “I sometimes think I’m going to write this Phil Collins character out of the story. 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.”