Bee Gees' Robin Gibb rushed to hospital with stomach pains

Pop star being treated for inflammation of colon

Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb, backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, performed at the Roundhouse Main Space for the BBC Electric Proms on Saturday (October 25). The performance celebrated the 30th anniversary of the film 'Saturday Night Fever', for which the Gibb brothers sang the soundtrack. Gibb was joined on stage by Ronan Keating, Stephen Gateley, Sam Sparro, Sharleen Spiteri, Gabriella Cilmi and Bryn Christopher to help him through his 18-song set, which opened with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Pic: PA Photos
The Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb was rushed to hospital earlier this week after suffering from stomach pains.

According to The Sun, the 61-year-old had to be taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford by ambulance on Thursday (October 13), so he could receive treatment for abdominal pains.

Gibb, who underwent emergency surgery and had part of his intestine removed in 2010 after he suffered stomach pains while performing in Belgium on a European tour, has now issued a statement confirming he is being treated for inflammation of the colon.

"Robin requests that, since this is a difficult time for him and his family, his privacy be respected," it read. "He would like to thank all his friends and fans for their good wishes and sends them his love."

Last night, meanwhile, a friend of the singer's family said: "Robin is working hard to cope with this latest setback. He has been a pinnacle of strength and is showing enormous courage and dignity."

Earlier this year, the singer sparked worries about his health when he was forced to cancel scheduled live dates because of stomach pains, with his spokesperson admitting they were "worried" and uncertain if he was suffering from a recurrence of his previous problems.

In 2003, Gibb's twin brother Maurice died from complications arising from a twisted intestine.

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