- Associated Press - Monday, April 23, 2012

LONDON (AP) - The son of Robin Gibb says the Bee Gees star has beaten the odds by waking from a coma just days after doctors said he may not survive.

The 62-year-old singer has advanced colorectal cancer and remains in intensive care. His doctor Andrew Thillainayagam said Gibb had recently caught pneumonia because he was weakened from chemotherapy and two operations.

His son, Robin-John Gibb, told ITV News on Monday that “they gave him an under 10 percent survival chance and he has beaten the odds … he really is something else.”

Thillainayagam said the singer is fully conscious and able to speak. He said Gibb’s wife Dwina and children have been talking to him and playing music by his bedside every day.

The Bee Gees are best-known for a string of disco-era hits including “Stayin’ Alive.”

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide