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LONDON (CBSMiami) – Bee Gees star and former Miami resident Robin Gibb is in a coma and has pneumonia, according to a statement on his official website.
The statement, which confirmed media reports that the singer was gravely ill, said “we are all hoping and praying that he will pull through.”
Gibb recently battled colon and liver cancer. Doctors believe the 62-year-old has a secondary tumor.
Gibb had emergency surgery in 2010 for a blocked bowel and then had more surgery for a twisted bowel.
He is currently at a private hospital in Chelsea, West London.
The Bee Gees soared to popularity after the 1977 film “Saturday Night Fever” starring John Travolta.
The movie was built around the group’s disco songs. The Bee Gees sold an estimated 220 million records. The Bee Gees became members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and won seven Grammy Awards.
Gibb put his stunning 8-bedroom, 7-bathroom Miami mansion on the market last year for $4.2 million.
His twin brother, Maurice, also a member of the Bee Gees, died of intestinal disease back in 2003.
The Bee Gees’ younger brother, Andy, who had a successful solo career, died in 1988 at age 30 of a heart ailment.