Robin Gibb has been battling colon and liver cancer for quite a while now and has recently developed pneumonia, family and fans of Robin were praying last night for him to make it through this tough time but it is now feared that he only has days left to live.
The Legendary Bee Gee was thought to have made a miracle recovery, but sadly doctors believe that they’ve found a second tumour present and the pneumonia didn’t help matters.
Robin’s wife Dwina, Brother Barry, daughter Melissa and sons Spencer and Robin-John were in a private hospital in Chelsea, West London staying by his bedside. A family friend said “Our prayers are with Robin. He has kept so positive and always believed he could beat this. Sadly, it looks like he has developed pneumonia, which is very bad in his situation. If there is anyone you would put money on pulling through such a dire situation, it would be Robin because he is a fighter. But this is a battle he will struggle to win.”
Robin’s health problems started sometime around October 2010, when he got emergency surgery for a blocked bowel, He then went under more surgery for a twisted bowel the very same condition that killed his twin brother Maurice nine years ago at 53 years-old. Robin was diagnosed with Colon cancer and it spread to his liver.
While he was battling for recovery, Robin was going to compose a requiem for The Titanic; he had a lifelong interest in the ship.
The music, which was co-written by his son Robin-John premiered in central London on Thursday, sadly Robin could not attend for he was too ill. Robin-John said that his father was heartbroken to miss the live performance; Robin said “It was the one place he really wanted to be and he couldn’t be.”
He cancelled some things due to this illness such as a meeting with David Cameron since he felt unwell and had to be rushed to the hospital and he also had to cancel appearing at the Soldiering Awards charity last month since he was once again rushed to the hospital this time for emergency stomach treatment. His agent said it was ‘because it was extremely close to his heart and that he still hoped to unveil a memorial to RAG Bomber Command on June 28.
Robin fears that his cancer and the deaths of his first two brothers is in fat paying him back for the successful career they’ve had. Last month, Robin told The Sun “I sometimes wonder if all the tragedies my family has suffered like Andy and Maurice dying so young and everything that’s happened to me recently is a kind of karmic price we are paying for all the fame and fortune we’ve had.”
He also praised his wife by saying “She gave me health foods and brewed herb teas for me, alongside conventional treatment.”
The Bee Gees have sold more than 200 million records with hits like Stayin’ Alive and Night Fever.
It makes me feel very sad to see such a great man on the verge of death, he’s not able to move on his own anymore or able to respond to the feeling of touch, pain, or the voices of those he loves. I had hoped that he would win this battler; I just didn’t want him to take his last breath this soon.
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