Bee Gee's Robin Gibb Vows To Return To Work Just Days After Waking Up From Coma

WENN  |  Posted: 24/04/2012 09:13 Updated: 24/04/2012 09:28   WENN

Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb was struck down with pneumonia

Just days after he woke from a coma, ailing Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has vowed to return to work.

The star slipped into a coma after being struck down with pneumonia, just weeks after announcing his colon and liver cancer had gone into remission.

Robin regained consciousness after friends and family kept a bedside vigil and sang along to his favourite tunes.
And a positive Robin is racing to regain his strength and get back on the stage.

Robin's son RJ told The Sun: "His vitals are perfect. He just needs to build his strength. Work is what he wants to get back to doing."

The star, who is now breathing with an oxygen mask and is able to have full conversations, stunned doctors with his recovery.

Dr Andrew Thillainayagam, of Imperial College, London, said: "The prognosis was very grave. We felt it was very likely Robin would succumb to what seemed to be insurmountable obstacles.

"It is testament to Robin's extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength that he has overcome quite incredible odds."

The brave singer's wife Dwina has been at his bedside throughout his hellish health ordeal.

A friend of the couple recently 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."

Robin Gibb, and 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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