Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Addresses Health Issues, Says He Is on 'Road to Recovery'

Robin Gibb Bee Gees Headshot - P 2011
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Robin Gibb Bee Gees Headshot - P 2011

The 61-year-old singer was rushed to the hospital in the U.K. last week.

Days after Robin Gibb was rushed to a hospital in the U.K., the former Bee Gees member thanked his family, friends and fans for their support.

The 61-year-old Gibb had reportedly been diagnosed with liver cancer several months ago, but was hospitalized last week for emergency treatment.

"I wish to thank my family, friends and fans and the many thousands of people who do not know me but have enjoyed Bee Gees music and have wished me well," Gibb wrote on his official website Wednesday. "I am very touched by your love, kindness and support. This concern from people all over the world has demonstrated the depth of feeling and love that the Bee Gees have achieved over the years."

"It is humbling and I take your prayers and good wishes for my health very seriously. I have been very unwell and am now on the road to recovery and your prayers and wishes are a great tonic to me," he continued. "I believe because of you I will get well and my deepest love goes out to you all."

Last week's hospitalization was not the first time Gibb has been in the hospital. Last month, the singer cited severe abdominal pain, the same reason he was hospitalized in back April. Shortly thereafter, Gibb canceled a tour in Brazil.

This marks the first time Gibb has officially addressed his health issues in recent months.

Andy Gibb and Robin’s twin brother Maurice Gibb, who were also a part of the Bee Gees with Robin and older brother Barry Gibb, died in 1988 and 2003 respectively.