Bee Gees star Robin Gibb's physician confirmed Sunday the singer has advanced colorectal cancer and remains in intensive care after waking from a coma. Andrew Thillainayagam said that when Gibb, 62, weakened by chemotherapy and surgery, contracted pneumonia and fell into a coma last week, he warned Gibb's wife and three children he might not come out of it.
But Gibb is now fully conscious and able to speak, though "exhausted, extremely weak, and malnourished," Thillainayagam said. "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."
The Bee Gees, brothers Robin, Barry, and Maurice Gibb, had disco-era hits including "How Deep is Your Love" and "Stayin' Alive."
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