The famous star, Robin Gibb from the classic rock and disco group the Bee Gees was recently in a coma after being diagnosed with pneumonia. He is currently battling liver cancer and colon cancer while his family remains at his bedside. His website states that everyone is praying and hoping that he will pull through and some of his other supports include Diane Warren and Peter Frampton.
He had bowel surgery in 2010 and is sixty two years of age.
It is believed now that he has a secondary tumor, according to his doctors. In 2010 he had emergency surgery to fix a blocked bowel and an additional surgery for a twisted bowel.
The news has initiated major support within the music community and via social networking sites. Peter Frampton commented on the news via his Twitter account, sending positive thoughts and messages to him and his family, wishing for a speeding recovery.
Julian Lennon, John Lennon’s son, offered support, as did Jackie Jackson, former member of the Jackson 5. Diane Warren who wrote and produced popular songs for Justin Bieber and Aretha Franklin has described Gibb as one of the ultimate songwriters in history.
In 2003, Gibb’s twin Maurice died of a twisted bowel and his other brother, Andy, died from a heart infection at the age of 30.
The Bee Gees—founded by the Brothers Gibb—became one of the most successful British music groups after a feature film “Saturday Night Fever” which was released in 1977 was showcased around their music.
They were inducted in 1997 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after having sold over two hundred million albums. The soundtrack which accompanied the film “Saturday Night Fever” was one of the top-selling albums until “Thriller” by Michael Jackson was released in the 1980s.
While Robin Gibb was often in the background to his brother Barry on lead vocals, he was able to step forward during tunes such as “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You” and “I Started a Joke”. Throughout his career he also released many solo albums.