Bee Gees' Robin Gibb on the Mend After Hospitalization

Celebrity News Nov. 23, 2011 AT 8:57AM
Bee Gees' Robin Gibb on the Mend After Hospitalization Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images

Stayin' alive!

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is on the mend after a recent hospitalization in his native UK for severe abdominal pain and inflammation of the colon.

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The disco icon, 61, took to his blog on Wednesday to thank and assure fans that he's doing okay. "I wish to thank my family, friends and fans and the many thousands of people who do not know me but have enjoyed Bee Gees music and have wished me well. I am very touched by your love, kindness and support," wrote the singer.

Still-unconfirmed rumors in British tabloids claimed that Gibb (who co-founded the Bee Gees with his brother Maurice and Barry) had been diagnosed with liver cancer.

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He continued in his blog post: "This concern from people all over the world has demonstrated the depth of feeling and love that the Bee Gees have achieved over the years. It is humbling and I take your prayers and good wishes for my health very seriously. I have been very unwell and am now on the road to recovery, and your prayers and wishes are a great tonic to me. I believe because of you I will get well and my deepest love goes out to you all."

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Robin's twin brother Maurice died in 2003 of intestinal complications.

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