April 20, 2012 16:47

Family of Bee Gees' Robin Gibb using music to try and bring him out of coma

His brother and bandmate Barry Gibb has sung at his brother's bedside

Family of Bee Gees' Robin Gibb using music to try and bring him out of coma

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Robin Gibb's family members have been singing to him since he fell into a coma last week in a bid to bring him back to consciousness, his wife has said.

The Bee Gee's brother and bandmate Barry Gibb sang to his brother after flying to the UK from America to visit him at The London Clinic medical facility.

Robin Gibb's wife Dwina Gibb told The Impartial Reporter that the family had played music to the singer to "try and bring him back to us".

She added:

His brother Barry, his wife Linda and son Stephen came over from America. Barry was singing to him. Thousands of people are saying prayers every day.


Robin Gibb has been battling colon and liver cancer and was hospitalised after contracting pneumonia. Reports had suggested the he may only have days left to live, but a source told The Sun today that “There were flickers of life from Robin. His eyes moved and there was an attempt at speech."

However, the source added that: "He is certainly not out of the woods yet. The family have to remain very cautious."

Robin Gibb's career in music began when he formed The Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Maurice in 1958. The group went onto to enjoy success spanning six decades, with hits including 'Stayin' Alive' and 'I've Gotta Get A Message To You'.

Gibb had recently composed his classical debut, 'The Titanic Requiem', to mark the 100th anniversary of the nautical disaster. The score, which he worked on with son Robin-John, was premiered at an event in central London on Thursday (April 12). However, Robin was too ill to attend.

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