Singer/songwriter Robin Gibb of the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bee Gees[/lastfm] was recently released from the hospital after undergoing an intense, 8-week chemotherapy treatment course for liver cancer.
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On dealing with cancer, a friend close to the singer said:
“He’s very strong willed – if anyone can beat this it’s Robin.”
The 62-year-old was so sick last week that he had to forgo a charity music event for Rock The House. Despite his condition, the Bee Gee has vowed to keep writing music and continue his charity work.
After missing the planned charity event, former spokesman and dear friend Mick Garbutt told fans:
“He would have absolutely loved to be here in person, but unfortunately that simply hasn’t been possible with his health. It is true to say he is very unwell, but he’s an incredible man and enjoys lots of support from his close circle of friends and family, and particularly from his wife Dwina.”
“While he can still use his profile to raise awareness for issues close to his heart he will always do so.”
Not letting the cancer bring him down, Robin has been working on a classical piece titled The Titanic Requiem to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s maiden (and only) voyage.
Gibb told reporters last year:
“It has been an incredible experience working on this album and with RJ [his son] has been a driving force.”
The Titanic Requiem will be performed in April by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
However, those around Gibb aren’t so sure that he’ll make it to the event given his current condition.
Spokesman & friend Mick Garbutt added:
“He has set himself a goal to be at the gala performance of his first classical composition in April and everybody around him hopes that he will be there.”
WODS would like to wish Robin Gibb a full and speedy recovery!