After staying comatose for more than a week, Bee Gee singer Robin Gibb is fully awake now and trying to interact with his loved ones.
According to a report by People magazine, Gibb’s doctors said on Sunday, “Robin is fully conscious, lucid and able to speak to his loved ones. He is breathing on his own, with an oxygen mask. He is on intravenous feeding and antibiotics. He is of course, exhausted, extremely weak and malnourished.”
Doctors believe that Robin Gibb’s future health and well-being can not be predicted. They were quoted as saying;
“The road ahead for Robin remains uncertain but it is a privilege to look after such an extraordinary human being.”
Robin Gibb was diagnosed with pneumonia and slipped into coma more than a week ago. He was treated for colon and liver cancer earlier and had made a recovery.
In late 1950s, he started the band, Bee Gees, with his twin brother, Maurice, and older brother, Barry. They had an extensive career of more than 50 years and their records were sold in millions.
They came up with many smashing hits, including “Staying Alive”, “Night Fever” and “Jive Talking”. Their distinctive music defined disco sounds of 1970s.
“It is testament to Robin’s extraordinary courage, iron will and deep reserves of physical strength that he has overcome quite incredible odds to get where he is now,” his doctors said.
His doctors hope that he would recover enough energy to breathe effectively, without needing high levels of oxygen by mask and after that, he may be able to be shifted from the intensive care unit to the ward to begin the process of nutritional and physical rehabilitation.