The monument shows Mr. Nelson in a relaxed, standing pose and holding his guitar to the side as if in conversation. Philadelphia sculptor Clete Shields said the leaning pose and heroic scale are intended to show Mr. Nelson’s openness and whimsical side while honoring his tremendous influence on music and the city.
Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb battling advanced cancer
Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has advanced colorectal cancer and remains in intensive care after waking from a coma, his doctor said Sunday. The statement confirmed the exact nature of the illness afflicting the artist.
The 62-year-old singer fell into a coma last week after contracting the pneumonia, the Associated Press reports. Dr. Thillainayagam said he had warned Mr. Gibb’s family three days ago that he may not wake up. Instead, Mr. Gibb is now fully conscious and able to speak.
Dr. Thillainayagam said Mr. Gibb is still in intensive care and is “exhausted, extremely weak and malnourished.” He is breathing with the help of an oxygen mask and needs intravenous feeding and antibiotics.
“It is testament to Robin’s extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength that he has overcome quite incredible odds to get where he is now,” Dr. Thillainayagam said in a statement.
“Robin’s wife, Dwina, and son Robin-John, his son Spencer and daughter Melissa have been at his bedside every day, talking to him and playing his favorite music to him. They have been tireless in their determination never to give up on him.”
Mr. Gibb has been ill for several months and he canceled multiple public appearances last year. He has said on his website last year that he had been seriously ill but did not give more details.
• Compiled from Web and wire reports
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