Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has been diagnosed with liver cancer according to yesterday’s (November 20) Sunday Mirror.
Robin, who is 61, was taken to hospital last Tuesday (November 15) suffering with stomach pains, but has been allowed home.
“Robin is not good and there is a lot of concern for him,” a family friend told the paper. “You can use your wealth to call in the best experts but sometimes no amount of fame, prestige and money can change things when it comes to cancer.
“Robin is a strong character, he is a fighter and has been encouraged by all the online messages from his fans,” the firend continued. “[His wife] Dwina is doing everything possible and hasn't left his side.”
In 2003, Robin's twin brother, Maurice, died from complications resulting from a bowel obstruction.
Robin’s older brother and fellow Bee Gee, Barry, his mother Barbara and his clildtren have reportedly flown pout to the US to be with him.
In September of this year, Robin recorded a version of The Bee Gees' classic, ‘I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You’ with The Soldiers in aid of The Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal. You can watch an interview with the group taking about working with Robin below.