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Robin Gibb, battling colorectal cancer, is out of coma, but future ‘remains uncertain,’ doctors say

Robin Gibb. (Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

But in a statement posted to Gibb’s Facebook page, his doctors admit that the future “remains uncertain” for the Bee Gee.

Gibb has “advanced colorectal cancer,” according to the statement, and developed pneumonia after undergoing two surgeries following “aggressive chemotherapy treatment.”

Last week, the singer’s camp announced he was in a coma. “The prognosis was very grave,” the statement said.

Gibb’s wife Dwina told The Impartial Reporter that their children and her husband’s brother Barry were at his bedside, playing music and singing in the hopes of waking him.

As a “testament to Robin’s extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength,” Gibb regained consciousness over the weekend, the statement said.

The musician, who most recently released the album “Titanic Requiem,” has received an outpouring of support on his Facebook page since his illness was made public.

Now Gibb is facing a long recovery that includes “nutritional and physical rehabilitation.”

“The road ahead for Robin remains uncertain but it is a privilege to look after such an extraordinary human being,” Gibb’s doctors said in the statement. Read the entire note here.


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