'Thrilled' Phil Collins becomes grandfather aged 58

Thursday November 19, 2009

"Life has gone to a new level for me," singer Phil Collins said on the birth of his first grandchild.

New arrival Zoe was born to Joely Collins, Phil's 37-year-old adopted daughter who lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Upon seeing his grandaughter and her parents, the musician said: "I'm absolutely thrilled and I'm so happy for Joely and Stefan. They are truly happy."

Phil used his time in Canada as a well-deserved break from recording a new Motown classics album.

The singer has apparently been watching ice hockey and drinking Canadian beer while waiting for his granddaughter's arrival.

"It was the most relaxed he had been in a long time," shared his actress daughter Joely.

Phil's Motown collection, which contains 30 classic tracks, is due to hit the shelves next year.

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