Belfast Telegraph

Gibb cancels shows amid illness

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has cancelled a series of dates in Brazil after being taken to hospital with abdominal pains.

The singer was taken ill on Sunday morning and doctors have told him not to travel while they diagnose the problem.

Last year he underwent surgery for a blocked intestine, the same condition which led to the death of his twin brother Maurice in 2003.

A spokesman for the singer said: "In the early morning he had terrible pain and he was feeling very ill.

"A paramedic came out and he was taken to hospital. We are not sure what's wrong with him at this stage and are worried.

"We don't know if it is a recurrence of the previous problem or if it is something else entirely."

With his group, which also included elder brother Barry, Gibb has notched up decades of chart hits including their '70s disco tracks such as Night Fever and Stayin' Alive.

Last year Gibb had part of his intestine removed.

He had suffered pains while performing in Belgium and his wife Dwina encouraged him to go to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for tests.

Shortly after scans he was told to prepare for emergency surgery.


From Belfast Telegraph