Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has taken a turn for the worse and is now in a coma with pneumonia, the latest in a series of health issues including a recent battle with colon and liver cancer.
Doctors think Gibb, 62, has a secondary tumor, rep Doug Wright said. Robin Gibb had emergency surgery in 2010 for a blocked bowel and then had more surgery for a twisted bowel.
His brother, Maurice Gibb, died in 2003 of a twisted bowel.
Brother Andy Gibb died at age 30 from a heart infection.
The Brothers Gibb, who called themselves the Bee Gees, rocketed to fame as one of the most successful British groups of all time after the 1977 movie “Saturday Night Fever” starring John Travolta was built around the group’s disco songs.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, the Bee Gees have sold over 200 million albums and their soundtrack to “Saturday Night Fever” was the top-selling album until Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” came along in the 1980s.
“Our prayers are with Robin,” an unnamed family friend told the Sun, which first reported the news.
“He has kept so positive and always believed he could beat this. Sadly, it looks like he has developed pneumonia, which is very bad in his situation.”
The paper said that Gibb’s wife Dwina, sons Spencer and Robin-John, daughter Melissa, and brother Barry were keeping a bedside vigil.
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