Robin Gibb wakes from coma

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Bee-Gee’s singer Robin Gibb has woken from a come he has been in for 12 days.

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The singer’s family was told he had a less than 10% chance of survival after contracting pneumonia. He was in hospital for treatment for colorectal cancer.

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It was revealed that the singer woke when the Titanic Requiem, which he and his son had co-composed was played.

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Mr Gibb had surgery on his bowel 18 months ago for an unrelated condition, but a tumour was discovered and he was diagnosed with cancer of the colon and, subsequently, of the liver.

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It had been thought his cancer was in remission as early as last month, but the latest deterioration in his health coincides with reports of a secondary tumour.
Mr Gibb’s twin brother and bandmate Maurice died from the same bowel condition that initially led doctors to operate on him.

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