February 5, 2012 17:50
Bee Gees' Robin Gibb 'feels fantastic' after cancer recovery
Singer making 'spectacular' recovery after being diagnosed with colon cancer last year
The 62-year-old had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment after a growth on his colon was removed told BBC Radio 2 on Friday that he was feeling better than ever. despite his increasingly gaunt appearance.
"The prognosis is that it's almost gone and I feel fantastic and really from now on it's just what they could describe as a mopping-up operation," he said.
I've been treated... by a brilliant doctor, and in their own words the results have been spectacular.
The 'Night Fever' singer, who was last year hospitalised after suffering from a twisted bowel, the same condition which led to the death of twin brother Maurice in 2003, also explained how his illness had given him a new lease of life.
"I feel better than I did 10 years ago. I'm active, my appetite's fantastic, the plumbing is all in perfect working order. If I had a choice about how I'd like to feel for the rest of my life, this would be it. If I wanted to tick all the right boxes about sense of well-being, it would be now. This is the way I'd like to feel. I don't know how I could feel any better."
Earlier this year, in an interview with the Daily Mail, Gibb moved to clear up rumours that he had been hours from death.
He said: "There have been many false claims around, which I’d like to dispel. I am not and have never been at death’s door. Nor do I have a team of alternative doctors working on my health. That’s not true, although I’m not averse to healthy remedies for any illness. I feel they can go together with conventional medicine.
"I do eat health foods and drink herbal teas made for me by Dwina, my wife and RJ’s mother. Other than that, I am under the care of Dr Peter Harper at The London Clinic."
Gibb is set to make his classical debut next month with the release of his album based on the sinking of the Titanic. 'The Titanic Requiem' is a collaboration between Gibb and his son RJ and will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the disaster.
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