Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb Rushed to Hospital; Fighting Liver Cancer (Reports)
Robin Gibb, singer and songwriter for the Bee Gees, is fighting for his life.
Together with his brothers, Gibb has sold more than 200 million records worldwide as the Bee Gees. But Robin, 61, was rushed to a British hospital this past Tuesday, according to several UK reports, and was reportedly diagnosed with liver cancer several months ago.
This is the third time this year Gibb has been hospitalized. Last month, Gibb cited severe abdominal pain, the same reason he was hospitalized in April. He subsequently canceled a tour in Brazil, BBC reported.
Gibb has become noticeably thinner in recent months, but has not commented publicly on his health conditions. (SNL fans would expect this of Robin, the quiet co-host portrayed by Justin Timberlake on The Barry Gibb Talk Show with Jimmy Fallon.)
Robin didn’t discuss his recent hospital scare, but posted a picture of himself and his older brother, Barry Gibb, on his blog last week. “It was great to see Barry and Linda on their surprise visit! We got a lot of talking done and made good plans between us for the future,” he wrote. “We all had a great time but most of all it was the best tonic ever to be with Barry again and making plans!”
The other Gibb brothers of the Bee Gees, Andy Gibb and Robin’s twin brother Maurice Gibb, died in 1988 and 2003, respectively.