Robin Gibb undergoes emergency surgery, cancels upcoming appearances

March 28, 2012

Robin Gibb. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/REUTERS)

“Robin underwent the operation successfully, he is awake and has been talking to his doctors,” the message said. “He is currently being monitored and resting in hospital and his family are hoping for his full recovery.” 

The 62-year-old musician has been suffering from a number of health problems, including liver cancer. In February, Gibb confirmed to the BBC that he had undergone chemotherapy for a growth in his colon.

“The prognosis is that it's almost gone and I feel fantastic and really from now on it's just what they could describe as a 'mopping-up' operation,” he told the BBC.

Gibb has now canceled promotion surrounding his new album, “The Titanic Requiem,” according to the message. However, the musician still intends to attend the London premiere of the work, which was written to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the ship’s sinking, April 10.

The music, co-written by Gibb’s son R.J., was recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Watch Gibb talk about the album below.

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