10/05/2012 06:47 BST | Updated 09/07/2012 10:12 BST

Bee Gee's Robin Gibb 'Set For More Chemotherapy'

Robin Gibb may have beaten the odds by coming out of a coma in his ongoing health battle, but he's facing another challenge - he has to undergo further chemotherapy, according to his composer pal Jim Dooley.

Friends and family rallied around the Bee Gees star last month when he slipped into unconsciousness after contracting pneumonia during his longrunning battle against liver and colon cancer.

Robin stunned doctors by coming round, but he's having to learn to walk and eat again, his wife Dwina recently told Hello! magazine.

And now it's been revealed that the star will have to undergo more treatment once he is strong enough.

Composer Jim tells Britain's Daily Express: "Dwina has said Robin's chances are 50-50. Because he spent so long in a coma, there are a lot of things he must learn to do again, including how to walk.

"He is receiving prayers from every religion all over the world - and I understand a special blessing is on the way from the Pope.

"The plan is to get his strength up so he can resume chemotherapy."