Belfast Telegraph

Robin Gibb home after health scare

Robin Gibb is recuperating at home after being treated in hospital for abdominal pains.

The Bee Gees star was taken ill on Sunday and had to cancel a series of dates in Brazil on the advice of doctors.

His spokesman said: "He looks like he's making a full recovery and he is at home recuperating."

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

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

Last year he had part of his intestine removed.

He 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.

In an interview afterwards, he recalled: "It was a shock. I'd been expecting to go home but instead I was told my intestine could burst at any time and I could be dead within half an hour."

Robin had been due to play a number of shows in Brazil, including performances in Sao Paolo and Brasilia. The 61-year-old singer sent his apologies to fans.


From Belfast Telegraph