April 24 2014 Latest news:
Monday, April 16, 2012
Hundreds of messages of support have flooded in for cancer-stricken Bee Gees star Robin Gibb, who remains in a coma at a London hospital suffering from pneumonia.
Wife Dwina smiled and son Robin-John waved to photographers as they entered a central London hospital yesterday.
Emily Harrison, from Nova Scotia, Canada, wrote on Gibb’s Facebook page: “Get well, Robin, we don’t want to lose another Bee Gee!! All your fans are thinking positive thoughts. May God bless you & all your families.”
Narcisse Lacroix, from the Czech Republic, described how Mr Gibb’s voice was one of the first she was permitted to hear as the strict ban on Western music was eased in the former socialist state.
She wrote: “(The) first time I heard your voice when I was 11 years old, it seems to be so long ago (sic). In that time our broadcasters started to play western music and I learned my first English words with listening to ‘Sinking Ships’, ‘I Started a Joke’ and ‘Holiday’ with a dictionary in my hand.
“I had and I still have a lot of other beloved interpreters of music and loves in real life but you are a love that lasted, some kind of a soul-mate and you always will be. I pray for you.”
Robin-John, 29, had been due to premier a collaborative classical work, The Titanic Requiem, with his father earlier this month, but the event went ahead without Gibb due to his poor health.
Other family members, including brother Barry, 65, daughter Melissa, 37, and son Spencer, 39, had also reported to have visited Mr Gibb, who is suffering from colon and liver cancer and pneumonia.
A statement on the singer’s website RobinGibb.com said: “Sadly the reports are true that Robin has contracted pneumonia and is in a coma. We are all hoping and praying that he will pull through.”