Bee Gees cofounder Robin Gibb (at left in the above photo) is recovering after undergoing emergency intestinal surgery on Monday (March 26), according to a statement on his website, the latest in a series of health problems for the 62-year-old disco legend.
“Robin Gibb underwent emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in his colon that caused perforation. This follows earlier surgery for a twisted intestine and is unrelated to Robin’s recent illness,” the statement said. “Robin underwent the operation successfully, he is awake and has been talking to his doctors. He is currently being monitored and resting in the hospital and his family are hoping for his full recovery.”
In 2011, Gibbs received several radiation treatments and chemotherapy after diagnoses of colon and liver cancer. This recent surgery is a major health setback for Gibbs, who just last month boasted that he was “feeling fantastic” and that the results of his treatment had been “spectacular.”
The Bee Gees, composed of Robin Gibb and his brothers Maurice and Barry, recorded music for over 40 years, experiencing success in the worlds of pop, soul and disco. The group’s three biggest hits were “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Stayin’ Alive” (which Wyclef Jean sampled for his similarly-titled 1997 hit), and “Night Fever.”