Doctors often tell family members and friends to talk to coma patients in an attempt to stir them from their lifeless state, in the case of Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb that music came from his own groups music catalog.
ITV had the chance to speak with the Gibb family and according to family members it was Robin’s own piece titled “The Titanic Requiem” that was playing as Robin woke from his illness induced coma that last more than a weeks time. According to Robin’s son Robin-John:
“Two days before that, they said they’d thrown the kitchen sink at him, that it was time to make plans because he was in God’s hands and such but he beats the odds again.”
When asked about the singers coma recovery doctors told CNN they were “confounded” and credited his “iron will” with aiding in his recovery. After exiting his coma his physician said Robin was “fully conscious, lucid, and able to speak to his loved ones.”
While Robin is out of his coma his wife Dwina says he’s “exhausted” and “malnourished” but otherwise “fantastic. ” Dwina says Robin is “laughing, he is joking, he is really happy.”
So what’s next on Robin Gibb’s list? His wife says he wants ice cream and has even pulled out his feeding tube several times in front of nurses to request it.
From near death to ice cream requests is quite the miracle, as his son explains to Reuters:
“Two days before that they said they’d thrown the kitchen sink at him, that it was time to make plans because he was in God’s hands and such but he beats the odds again and they gave him an under 10 percent survival chance … he really is something else.”
Are you surprised by the quick turnaround Robin Gibb has managed to muster up?