Monday 19 February 2018

Bee Gees star Gibb in 'spectacular' recovery

Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb

Anthony Barnes

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb (pictured) has spoken about his "spectacular" cancer recovery and said: "I feel fantastic."

The star, who has looked increasingly gaunt in recent months due to the illness and a bowel condition, said he had now begun to put on weight.

There had been reports that the singer had been close to death after being diagnosed with colon cancer. But he told BBC Radio 2 host Steve Wright that he feels better than he has for a decade.

"The prognosis is that it's almost gone and I feel fantastic, and really from now on it's just what they could describe as a 'mopping-up' operation," he said.

"I am very active and my sense of well-being is good."

He suggested that reports about his health had been conjecture.

"I've never spoken about the condition that I was in, and a lot of them go over the top to the point where they're telling me things that I didn't even know about myself."

Mr Gibb has had repeated health problems due to a twisted bowel, a condition that led to the death of his twin brother Maurice nine years ago, at the age of 53.

But after several periods of ill health, he was also found to be suffering colon cancer.

Mr Gibb (62) said his bounce-back had amazed medical staff treating him.

"I was diagnosed with a growth in my colon. And I've been treated for that by a brilliant doctor, and in their own words 'the results have been spectacular'."

Irish Independent

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