October 30, 2014 | Updated at 12:13 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Bee Gee Robin Gibb came Close to Death: Doctors

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is conscious and able to speak to his wife and family after waking from a coma caused by a combination of illnesses that nearly cost him his life, his doctors said on Sunday.

By Peter Griffiths, Reuters on Apr 23, 2012 07:54 AM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Robin Gibb
  • British musician Robin Gibb prepares to present U.S.actor John Travolta the award for best international actor during the 46th 'Goldene Kamera' (Golden Camera) awards ceremony at the Ullstein Auditorium in Berlin, February 5, 2011. (Photo : Reuters)

LONDON (Reuters) - Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is conscious and able to speak to his wife and family after waking from a coma caused by a combination of illnesses that nearly cost him his life, his doctors said on Sunday.

Paying tribute to his "iron will", Gibb's medical team said the singer had defied the odds to regain consciousness more than a week after he went into a coma.

However, the outlook for the 62-year-old musician remains uncertain as he receives more treatment for advanced bowel cancer, pneumonia and liver failure.

"Only three days ago, I warned Robin's wife, Dwina, son, Robin John, and brother, Barry, that I feared the worst," Dr Andrew Thillainayagam, of Imperial College Healthcare, said in a statement released by Gibb's spokesman.

"We felt it was very likely that Robin would succumb to what seemed to be insurmountable obstacles to any form of meaningful recovery. As a team, we were all concerned that we might be approaching the realms of futility.

"It is testament to Robin's extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength that he has overcome quite incredible odds to get where he is now."

While Gibb remains weak and needs an oxygen mask to help him breath, doctors hope that if his condition improves they might be able to move him out of the intensive care unit.

His family has been at his bedside every day, talking and playing him his favorite music, Thillainayagam added.

Gibb founded the Bee Gees with his twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry in the late 1950s and went on to sell an estimated 200 million records.

The group produced some of the most memorable hits of the 1970s, including "Night Fever", "Tragedy" and "How Deep Is Your Love".

© 2014 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Tagged :   Robin Gibb
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

Twitter Might Be Hurting Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert

Married country stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have often faced accusations of alcoholism, and Twitter might be playing a big part in the fueling of these claims.

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top 3 Tim McGraw & Faith Hill PDA Moments

In 2014 alone country artists Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have faced half a dozen vicious divorce rumors and the couple has a very unique way of dispelling false allegations.

Tim McGraw

Taste Of Country Music Festival Offering Trip To See Tim McGraw & Keith Urban in 2015

Fans looking to score tickets to see the Tim McGraw and Keith Urban headline the Taste Of Country Music Festival in 2015 are in luck this week.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood's Pregnancy Work Out Is Easy To Do At Home

Carrie Underwood may be pregnant, but the country music star is still making sure she's in great shape for the CMA Awards this fall.

Austin Mahone

Austin Mahone Getting Ready For Mexico On His Tour

Austin Mahone is getting ready to tour Mexico again. The 18-year-old is on his South American tour and excited to hit up his next dates.

Drake

SURPRISE! Drake Releases Three New Tracks, Out of No Where-- Listen!

Drake gave his fans a major gift in celebration of his 28th birthday: Three new songs from his upcoming album, "Views from the 6."

Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood's Tour Slowing Down This Fall

Country superstar Carrie Underwood spent the summer touring and working on her new album, but this fall the mother-to-be is slowing things down.

Drake

14 Drake Songs To Get You Through "Cuffing Season," Alone

It's Drake's birthday. Let's celebrate with a "Cuffing Season" playlist.

Eminem

Eminem Releases Preview of New Song 'Guess Who's Back'?

Guess who's back? Is that the question Eminem is asking on a new song from his upcoming album Shady XV?

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's Album Leaks & The Wrath Of Fans is Strong

Taylor Swift faced every recording artist's worst nightmare. Only days before the release date of her anticipated fifth album, 1989, it was leaked on the Internet via a Zippyshare.com link.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

5 Most Outrageous Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Rumors

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have been in the tabloids ever since the country singers first married in 2011.

Austin Mahone

Why Austin Mahone Is Complaining About The New iPhones

Is Austin Mahone having phone issues? The 18-year-old took to Twitter to voice his opinions about the new iPhones.

Carrie Underwood

Take A Look Behind Carrie Underwood's "Something In The Water"

Before Carrie Underwood announced that she was pregnant in September, she sat down with Chris Destefano and wrote the first single for her highly anticipated 2014 album 'Greatest Hits: Decade #1'.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Are Making Country Music History

Married country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have a lot to celebrate this week.

Drake

Drake Released Three New Songs Over the Weekend, But It Wasn't An EP According to Him

Drake celebrated a very epic 28th birthday at Dave and Busters, a private dinner and by suddenly releasing three new songs, but according to him, it's not an EP.

Latest News

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez Dishes The Dirt On Her Exes

She might be one of the most powerful women in the entertainment world these days, but Jennifer Lopez says that she once felt helpless and weak in her personal life.

Tim McGraw

Taste Of Country Music Festival Offering Trip To See Tim McGraw & Keith Urban in 2015

Fans looking to score tickets to see the Tim McGraw and Keith Urban headline the Taste Of Country Music Festival in 2015 are in luck this week.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

Twitter Might Be Hurting Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert

Married country stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have often faced accusations of alcoholism, and Twitter might be playing a big part in the fueling of these claims.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood's Pregnancy Work Out Is Easy To Do At Home

Carrie Underwood may be pregnant, but the country music star is still making sure she's in great shape for the CMA Awards this fall.

Taylor Swift

It Seems Everyone is Tweeting About Taylor Swift's '1989'

Her new album was released on Monday and it’s been praised by fans and critics. However, 1989, which is expected to sell a million copies in its first week, is also being commended by fellow celebrities.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani Hops On EDM Wave With 'Together,' Listen

'The Voice' coach's collaboration with mega-producer Calvin Harris was released on Tuesday and it's a perfect union. The upbeat song will appear on Harris's upcoming album, Motion, to be released on Nov. 4.

Austin Mahone

Austin Mahone Getting Ready For Mexico On His Tour

Austin Mahone is getting ready to tour Mexico again. The 18-year-old is on his South American tour and excited to hit up his next dates.

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Top 3 Tim McGraw & Faith Hill PDA Moments

In 2014 alone country artists Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have faced half a dozen vicious divorce rumors and the couple has a very unique way of dispelling false allegations.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Talks CMA Awards & 'Naked Photos'

With the CMA Music Awards just a week away, hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are preparing to bring the funny.

Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton

Miranda Lambert Goes Platinum

According to Miranda Lambert, even country superstars have rummage sales.

Featured Videos

From Our Partners

Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Proud To Be Gay," Publicly Acknowledges Sexuality In New Personal Essay

Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly announced that he was gay today in a personal essay published over on Businessweek.

Dennis Pitta

Baltimore Ravens Rumors: Dennis Pitta's Career in Jeopardy After Second Hip Surgery [VIDEO]

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was lost for the season due to a fractured and dislocated hip, but not doctors believe he could have to end his promising career prematurely.

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel Twitter: 'RHONY' Star Shares Super Skinny Photo, Responds To Backlash [VIDEO]

Bethenny Frankel is fighting back against fans claiming she's too thin.

WWE Logo

Hep C Wrestler: Former WWE Superstar Billy Jack Haynes Suing Company Due To Claims Of Hepatitis C [VIDEO]

Former WWE Superstar Billy Jack Haynes is looking to grapple with Vince McMahon's company in court as he has filed a lawsuit claiming he contracted Hepatitis C due to bloody wrestling matches in the 1980s.

Kourtney Kardashian considered having an at-home water birth

Kourtney Kardashian Scott Disick: Pregnant 'KUWTK' Star Angered By Her Partner's Partying [VIDEO]

Kourtney Kardashian was fed up with Scott Disick's partying while filming Kourtney & Khloe Take The Hamptons over the summer.

Lisa Rinna

Lisa Rinna Makeup-Free Selfie: 'RHOBH' Star Goes All Natural On Social Media [VIDEO]

Lisa Rinna recently shared a photo of herself without makeup.

Samsung Gear S

Samsung Gear S Release Date Announced: Smartwatch Launching In Early November, Fancy Curved OLED Screen And Cell Service Will Be Pricey

Samsung today announced that its Gear S smartwatch will be available at major carriers on November 7.

Star Wars: Galactic Defense

Star Wars Galactic Defense Released: F2P Tower Defense Game Brings A Galaxy Far, Far Away Onto Your iOS, Android And Amazon Devices [LAUNCH TRAILER]

The original film universe lands on mobile devices today with the launch of Star Wars Galactic Defense on your mobile devices.

Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskin Rumors: RG3 Set to Start Versus Minnesota Vikings; Colt McCoy to Remain Backup [VIDEO]

The Washington Redskins quarterback carousel might finally come to a stop as Robert Griffin III is expected to start against the Minnesota Vikings.

Real Time Analytics