‘I feel fantastic!’ as Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb reveals about his ‘spectacular’ recovering from colon cancer.
He said, ‘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.
There had been reports that the 62-year-old Bee Gees singer, who has been behind dozens of chart hits, had been close to death after being diagnosed with colon cancer.
Gibb also suggested that reports about his health had been conjecture saying, ‘I mean 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.’
‘I am very active and my sense of well-being is good.’
The singer has had repeated health problems due to a twisted bowel, a condition that led to the death of his twin brother Maurice nine years ago, at the age of 53.
But after several periods of ill health, he was also found to be suffering colon cancer.
And the singer said his bounce-back had amazed medical staff who have been treating him.
‘I feel better than I did ten years ago. I’m active, my appetite’s fantastic, the plumbing is all in perfect working order.’
Gibb is soon to release a classical concept album about the sinking of the Titanic which he has been working, to mark the centenary of the disaster.
And he is aiming to perform at the symphonic work’s premiere in London on April 10.
He said, ‘If I had a choice about how I’d like to feel for the rest of my life, this would be it. If I wanted to tick all the right boxes about sense of well-being, it would be now.’