Bee Gees' Robin Gibb rushed to hospital with stomach pains

Pop star being treated for inflammation of colon

Bee Gees' Robin Gibb rushed to hospital with stomach pains
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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