In a 2010 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, titled Phil Collins: ‘I was cocky and annoying; I’m sorry’, Phil admits some of these things about him could be true, but he has also noted it was not his fault he was overplayed.
He said: “The persona on stage came out of insecurity … it seems embarrassing now.
“I recently started transferring all my VHS tapes onto DVD to create an archive, and everything I was watching, I thought, ‘God, I’m annoying.’
“I appeared to be very cocky, and really I wasn’t.”
In an interview with The Telegraph, he added: “The fact that people got so sick of me wasn’t really my fault…