Image Courtesy of Atlantic RecordsPhil Collins has a message for fans who think he’s planning a full-fledged return to performing live: There must be some misunderstanding. The former Genesis frontman and drummer, who will be taking the stage December 6 at an annual benefit for the Little Dreams Foundation in Miami Beach, Florida, issued a statement to clarify his involvement in the event and his future plans with regard to playing live.

Collins explains in the message, “I will be performing three or four songs semi-acoustically, and maybe one more with my 13-year-old son Nicolas on drums, but that’s all as I am not ready to return to the full concert stage at this time.”

The Little Dreams Foundation was co-founded by Collins and his ex-wife, Orianne, and supports talented children who strive to achieve excellence in music, sports and art. The show, dubbed the Dreaming on the Beach concert, will take place at the Fillmore Miami Beach and also will feature performances by a few other singers.

Back in May, Collins gave a surprise performance at an ensemble event featuring music students from the Miami Country Day School, including his son Nicolas.

A few years ago, Collins announced that he was retiring from music to spend more time fathering his young kids. However, in late 2013, Phil told a German newspaper that he’d started working on new material and said he’d even consider playing with Genesis again, which raised hopes amongst fans that he was considering relaunching his music career.

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