Lily Collins pens tear-jerking tribute to her dad Phil Collins on his 71st birthday

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Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 6:14PM

Lily Collins is showering her famous father, Phil Collins, with love on his birthday.

Over the weekend, the Emily in Paris star took to social media to pen an emotional tribute to her rockstar dad in honour of his 71st trip around the sun.

Alongside an adorable throwback photo of Lily as a baby sitting atop her dad's shoulders, she wrote: "Happy birthday, Dad. I may no longer fit in your arms or sit comfortably on your shoulders but you continue to hug me tightly when I need it most."

"We may not get to spend time together that often but when we are face to face, you really do see me. You may not always believe it but please trust me when I say, no matter how old I get or what life may bring, I will always need you.

"Whether I'm proudly watching you up on stage, laughing at home together playing trivial pursuit, I'm forever grateful for the moments and memories we share. Especially the ones I now cherish as an adult myself," she added.

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"Thank you for inspiring me and supporting the woman I am today. I love you to the moon and back again."

Lily is the third eldest of the British hitmaker's five children from three marriages.

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