Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is awake and responding after spending more than a week in a coma.
The singers spokesman Doug Wright confirmed on Sunday that Gibb is able to nod his head and communicate with family members who have been at his side constantly since he was admitted to a central London hospital.
Gibb, 62 who is battling colon and liver cancer fell into a coma after contracting pneumonia.
To support Robin his brother Barry Gibb was singing to him throughout the week, attempting to illicit some type of response.
Robin’s wife Dwina also thanks Bee Gee’s fans for sending in letters of hope, she says thousands of Bee Gee’s supports have been showing their support since Robin Gibb fell into his coma. In fact the singer’s website has been down because of huge traffic numbers. The site now directs fans to the singers Facebook fan page where they can leave messages of support on his Facebook wall.
Robin and his brothers formed the Bee Gee’s in 1958 and since that time they have went on to become one of the biggest selling musical acts of all time thanks to the strength of such hits as Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Massachusetts, and Words With his brothers in tow the Bee Gees have won 7 Grammy Awards.
In 2003 brother Maurice Gibb died of a twisted intestine. Robin Gibbs’ younger brother Andy also passed away in 1988 of a heart ailment, he was only 30-years-old at the time of his death.
Our best thoughts go out to Robin Gibb as he attempts to rebound from this most recent setback.