Robin Gibb Left 'Extremely Weak' But Is Talking To Loved Ones

The singer makes progress in hospital

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Robin Gibb Left 'Extremely Weak' But Is Talking To Loved Ones

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has amazed doctors and hospital staff after waking from a coma.

The 62-year-old had been in a comatose state, a result of his battle with colon and liver cancer and pneumonia, for almost two weeks but is now talking to his family members, who have sat by his bedside.

Doctors had even informed his wife Dwina that the 'How Deep Is Your Love' singer had only days to live.

Dr Andrew Thillainayagam of Imperial College, London, said: ''The prognosis was very grave. We felt it was very likely Robin would succumb to what seemed to be insurmountable obstacles.

''It is testament to Robin's extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength that he has overcome quite incredible odds.

''Robin is fully conscious, lucid and able to speak to his loved ones. He is breathing on his own.

''He is on intravenous feeding and antibiotics. He is of course, exhausted, extremely weak and malnourished.''

Gibb's family held a constant positive attitude during the ordeal, playing his favourite music to him and singing to him.

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Robin Gibb formed the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Maurice in Australia, before returning to their native England in the late 60s, which lead to hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Photo Credit: WENN