Robin Gibb, famous brother from the 1970’s band Bee Gees has slipped into a coma, as reported by The Sun. The 62-year-old star’s family were praying last night for Robin at a bedside vigil.
Robin has been suffering from health problems over the last few years. He has been battling colon and liver cancer and now he has gotten pneumonia.
The singer in mainly known for his big hits “How Deep Is Your Love” and “Stayin’ Alive.” Until his pneumonia, he appeared to have made a miracle recovery.
Doctors unfortunately believe there is a second tumor present in Robin’s body and they also are worry he has gotten a pneumonia, according to The Sun.
Robin has a close family that is sticking close to his side. Wife Dwina, brother Barry, 65, daughter Melissa, 37, and sons Spencer, 39, and Robin-John, 29, are all trying to stay strong for their loved one as he is staying in a private hospital in Chelsea, West London.
A family friend who spoke to The Sun said, “Our prayers are with Robin. 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.”
“If there is anyone you would put money on pulling through such a dire situation, it would be Robin because he is a fighter. But this is a battle he will struggle to win.”
Robin’s health woes first started in October 2010. He was rushed into emergency surgery to take care of a blocked bowel.
His condition worsened and he needed another surgery to fix his twisted bowel. It was the same condition that killed his twin brother Maurice nine years earlier. Maurice was only 53-years-old.
Robin was later diagnosed with Colon cancer and it sadly spread into his liver.
Robin said to The Sun last month, “I sometimes wonder if all the tragedies my family has suffered, like Andy and Maurice dying so young and everything that’s happened to me recently, is a kind of karmic price we are paying for all the fame and fortune we’ve had.”
When he was in remission from his cancer he added, “I can’t wait to carry on with my work. I want all my fans to know their love helps me so much.”