Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees recovery from cancer has taken a turn for the worse. On Sunday, March 25 , the singer had emergency surgery to repair a twisted bowel.
On his website Wednesday Gibb announced he had to have another emergency surgery the next day, Monday, March 26, for another unrelated issue.
Gibb’s representatives confirmed the singer had surgery on a twisted bowel on March 25th. The cancer he’s been treating is still in remission but all appearances leading up to his Titanic Requiem concert debut next month have been cancelled.
A post on Gibb’s website confirmed that he had to have a second emergency surgery the following day:
“On Monday evening 26 March 2012, Robin Gibb underwent emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in his colon that caused perforation. This follows earlier surgery for a twisted intestine and is unrelated to Robin’s recent illness. Robin underwent the operation successfully, he is awake and has been talking to his doctors. He is currently being monitored and resting in the hospital and his family are hoping for his full recovery. We ask that Robin and his family’s privacy be respected during this period. Robin’s promotional commitments for The Titanic Requiem album release have been cancelled for the time being but it remains Robin’s intention to attend the work’s live premiere in London on April 10th. An update on Robin’s progress will be released in due time. Once Robin resumes work any interviews and appearances will be posted here on his website as usual.”
Last week Gibb told the public his cancer was in remission and doctors had informed the 62-year-0ld he was winning his battle against colon and liver cancer.
“I am beating cancer and can’t wait to carry on with my work,” Gibb said, according to Sunday’s Daily Mail. “I could not have done it without Dwina [wife]. She has never left my side and is a wonderful person.”
With Gibbs current hospital stint and the cancer in remission chances remain good that he will, at minimum, be able to attend the April 10th premiere concert of The Titanic Requiem,the new album he, his son RJ and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking.