Robin Gibb, one of the two surviving members of the Bee Gees, has told BBC’s Radio 2 that he is making a “spectacular” recovery from chemotherapy for liver cancer. “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 in an interview on Friday. “I am very active and my sense of well-being is good.”
The singer, who has become rather gaunt in recent years, remarked about becoming more open about his sickness after many rumors made the rounds about his health. “The fact is, I’ve never spoken to anybody about my condition or 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,” he said.
Gibb revealed that he was being treated for liver cancer in November. Robin’s twin brother and bandmate, Maurice, died in 2003 at the age of 53 of complications from a twisted small intestine, reported in his autopsy as a congenital condition. Robin received surgery for a similar blockage last year. He canceled a series of concert dates in Brazil earlier this year after being hospitalized again for abdominal pain.