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Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb in a Coma With Only Days Left to Live

Robin Gibb
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Just a few months ago, PopCrush was happy to inform that the Bee Gees‘ star Robin Gibb was well on his road to recovery following serious stomach and colon problems. Well with heavy hearts, we are now reporting that the icon is in a coma at a private hospital in Chelsea, West London and has only days expected to live, according to his medical team.

After undergoing further intestinal surgery last month (Sunday, March 25), The Sun reports that doctors believe a second tumor has been discovered in the 62-year-old, leading to his chances of survival being slim. In addition, Gibb has also developed a severe case of pneumonia.

“Our prayers are with Robin,” a family friend told the newspaper. “He has kept so positive and always believed he could beat this. If there is anyone you would put money on pulling through such a dire situation, it would be Robin, because he is a fighter, but this is a battle he will struggle to win.”

Gibb revealed having cancer in October 2010, which he had emergency surgery to treat a blocked bowel. Prior to the surgery, the singer had another operation to treat a twisted bowel. That is when the colon cancer was discovered, after spreading to his liver.

While he was making a shaky recovery over the past few months, Gibb had encountered a few setbacks, including having to cancel a handful of appearances due to his health. Gibb re-entered the hospital in February as part of his treatment and rehabilitation after his surgeries.

“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,” Gibb told BBC Radio 2 at the time. “I am very active and my sense of well-being is good.”

Ironically enough, Tuesday’s ‘Glee’ episode will be all songs from the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack, which will include five Bee Gees songs: ‘You Should Be Dancing,’ ‘Night Fever,’ ‘How Deep Is Your Love,’ ‘More Than a Woman’ and ‘Stayin’ Alive.’ Should Gibb lose his battle before the episode airs, it will be the second time in the show’s history that ‘Glee’ has paid tribute to a fallen star, unintentionally, after their passing. Last time this occurred was when Whitney Houston passed in February.

Our thoughts and prayers at PopCrush continue to go out to the entire Gibb family during this difficult time.

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