ROBIN GIBBS HAS woken from the coma he slipped into last week and is showing signs of recovery.
A spokesman told reporters that the Bee Gees singer was able to nod and communicate with family members who were visiting him at a London hospital.
The 62-year-old contracted pneumonia before falling into a coma but there have also been rumours of a secondary tumour. Gibb has been battling ill-health in recent years, with media reports suggesting that he was suffering with colon and liver cancer.
The 62-year-old’s twin brother Maurice died in 2003 after complications from a twisted intestine, while their younger brother Andy died in 1988 from a heart ailment.
Gibb’s wife Dwina and brother Barry kept a bedside vigil at his bedside. According to NME, family and friends have been singing to him to “try and bring him back”.
Gibb has three children, two from his first marriage and another son with Dwina.
The Bee Gees – British-born, Australia-raised brothers Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb – had a string of disco-era hits including How Deep is Your Love and Stayin’ Alive. Their soundtrack to the movie Saturday Night Fever was one of the best-selling albums of the 1970s.
The Bee Gees became members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and won seven Grammy Awards. Robin’s latest work was the classical composition The Titanic Requiem, created to mark the 100th anniversary of the sea tragedy. It was debuted at an event in London on 12 April.
-Additional reporting by AP