Phil Collins and other 'unretired' celebs

Published On: Oct 03 2013 05:51:03 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 29 2015 10:30:02 AM CDT

Phil Collins, who told Rolling Stone in an interview published Wednesday that he is ending his retirement after four years, is only the latest celebrity to have decided to walk away from their chosen fields only to get the itch and return.

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Muhammad Ali

Athletes, and boxers, in particular, are notorious for being unable to stay retired. "The Greatest" was no different. While still holding the heavyweight belt in 1979, Ali retired at age 37. He came back the following year to fight, and lose badly to, Larry Holmes. Despite calls for him to retire for good, Ali, seen here in 1983 with President Ronald Reagan, fought one last time on Dec. 21, 1981, losing a 10-round decision to Trevor Berbick.

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