New York: Robin Gibb is suffering from colorectal cancer, and still remains in intensive care after waking from coma, his doctor said on Sunday.
Dr. Andrew Thillainayagam said the ‘Bee Gee’ star was being treated for advanced colorectal cancer and had caught pneumonia as his immunity had lowered after gruelling doses of chemotherapy and two operations.
The 62-year-old singer fell into a coma last week after contracting pneumonia.
Thillainayagam said that three days earlier he had warned Gibb’s family that he may not wake up. Instead, Gibb is now fully conscious and able to speak.
Thillainayagam said Gibb is still in intensive care and is “exhausted, extremely weak and malnourished.”
He is breathing with the help of an oxygen mask and needs intravenous feeding and antibiotics.
“It is testament to Robin’s extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength that he has overcome quite incredible odds to get where he is now,” the New York Post quoted Thillainayagam as saying in a statement.