Did ‘Titanic’ Help Rouse Ailing Bee Gee From Coma?

Apr 23, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Ailing Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, 62, was reportedly joking and laughing today after coming out of a 12-day coma, as we reported earlier.

Gibb reportedly suffered pneumonia during what has been described as a hard recovery from cancer. His recovery over the weekend has confounded his doctors, with his son, Robin-John Gibb, saying he had been given less than a 10% chance of survival.

Reuters reports that one of his recently released compositions, a classical piece called “The Titanic Requiem,” was playing in his London hospital room when he came out of the coma. Gibb’s family members maintained a bedside vigil throughout his stay, playing Bee Gees songs in the room.

According to the report, family members “noticed Gibb trying to mouth words to songs he had sung hundreds of times. When his latest symphonic music composed with his son was played, Gibb came around.”

Said Robin-John Gibb: "He woke up while we were playing the track which is a movement from the ‘(Titanic) Requiem’ we have just written." Father and son co-wrote the piece.

The story adds: “Gibb had been due to attend the red carpet premiere of ‘Titanic Requiem’ at the Westminster Central Hall on April 10, but was forced to cancel after he fell ill.”

Robin Gibb’s wife, Dwina, said he was in “fantastic” form, adding: "He is laughing, he is joking, he is really happy."

The report notes: “Gibb’s doctors released a statement on Sunday in which they praised his ‘iron will,’ although the outlook remained uncertain as he received more treatment for advanced bowel cancer, pneumonia and liver failure.”

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