Robin Gibb Wakes Out Of Coma, After Friends And Family Sing To Him

Posted: 21/04/2012 11:32 Updated: 21/04/2012 11:42   WENN

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Robin Gibb wakes from coma after family, including brother Barry, sing to him in hospital

Cancer-stricken Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has returned to consciousness after slipping into a coma last week.

The 62-year-old musician is battling cancer of the colon and liver and also suffered complications when he developed pneumonia.

But Robin is now nodding his head and communicating with his friends and family after they played music in attempt to lift him out of his coma.

Distraught friends and relatives have been keeping a bedside vigil for the star, and have been playing Robin's favourite songs and singing along at the hospital.

And the singer/songwriter even wept when he heard the Roy Orbison hit Crying.

Speaking outside his London hospital, Robin's wife Dwina said: "He's moving his head and nodding. When we're asking questions he's responding to them. I can't believe it. We've been playing music to him all along. I thought he'd respond to it and, when they hooked him up to an ECG scanner, it showed he was.

"We're very pleased. We think he might even talk once the tubes come out."

Dwina has supported her husband throughout his battle with the disease and is said to be "amazingly positive" he will make a recovery.

A friend of the couple told The Mirror: "Dwina has been incredible. She has been such a rock of support for everyone and is just so, so strong, remains upbeat and is just willing Robin on and on. She will never give up - just like Robin's attitude throughout all his recent health problems. The pair share that same fighting mentality."

A look back at the Bee Gees...

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  • The Bee Gees (L-R) Barry, Maurice, Robin Gibb at Heathrow Airport, London, before leaving for a 3 month World Tour. 1974

  • The Bee Gees, (l to r) Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, accept the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1997

  • The Gibb brothers: Barry (centre) and twins Maurice (left) and Robin (right)

  • Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb reads to his son Spencer, circa 1974

  • Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb with his wife Molly Hullis (r) and two children Spencer and Melissa in his home, circa 1974

  • The Bee Gees, back row, left to right: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Vince Melouney. Front, left to right: Dennis Bryon and Maurice Gibb. 1967

  • Robin Gibb, founding member of the Bee Gees, unveils a plaque honouring the work of the Bee Gees at 67 Brook Street, central London. 2008

  • Robin Gibb performs at the BBC Electric Proms 2008 - Saturday Night Fever at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London.

  • Official ambassador Robin Gibb CBE (centre) with his wife Dwina and son arriving for The Sunseeker International Charitable Trust Ball - in aid of The Outward Bound Trust - at Battersea Evolution in south London. 2009

  • Robin Gibb and his wife Dwina at No.11 Downing Street in London for the Diana Awards.

  • Members of the Bee Gees pose with Barry Manilow, far right, at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Friday, Jan. 13, 1979. The brothers Gibb, from left, Barry, Maurice, and Robin, won awards for favorite popular group and favorite soul album

  • The Bee Gees, from left, Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, attend a party in 1978

  • Andy Gibb eats a cherry from his birthday cake at a party given by his family in his home in Miami Beach, Fla., Monday night, March 6, 1979. Andy's brothers, the Bee Gees, from left are, Robin, Barry and Maurice. (AP Photo)

  • British singer Robin Gibb arrives for the 46th Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera) media award gala in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011


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