Robin Gibb, singer and co-founder of the Bee Gees, has reportedly been diagnosed with liver cancer, according to the Sunday Mirror. The musician, whose cancer was identified earlier this year, has looked frail in recent weeks as fears grow for his health.
After cancelling numerous public appearances, Gibb was briefly hospitalised last week and is now recovering at home with his family. Doctors first made the diagnosis after the musician complained of "terrible" abdominal pains in the spring. He has since made numerous hospital visits, including a lengthy stay in October after an ambulance was called to his home in Thame, Oxfordshire. The singer's 91-year-old mother has flown in from her home in Miami, bringing forward a planned trip at Christmas, and brother Barry also made an appearance last week. His wife Dwina Murphy-Gibb discussed trying alternative therapies to help Robin's situation, telling Sky Arts, "This incredible Indian tribe introduced Robin and I to something called 'spider medicine.It apparently contains properties that can help you get well from certain untreatable illnesses".
Gibb cancelled a planned appearance on Bbc's Songs of Praise last month, and later had to back out of a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron through ill health. Despite his diagnosis, the Bee Gees star is still vowing to continue writing the Titanic Requiem, a project honouring the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking.