A member of the Bee Gees, one of the top-selling acts in the history of pop music, is battling liver cancer, reports the U.K.’s Telegraph.
Robin Gibb, 61, is increasingly frail looking and was taken to the hospital last week, but later returned to his Oxfordshire home, the story says. Gibb’s surviving brother and fellow Bee Gee Barry Gibb has flown to be with him, the story adds.
Andy Gibb, the youngest of the family’s four brothers and a solo musician, died at 30 in 1988 from a heart attack, while Maurice Gibb died in 2003 from complications after surgery, the piece notes.
The Bee Gees have sold an estimated 220 million records worldwide, with hits such as "Jive Talkin’” and “Stayin’ Alive.” The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.