Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah Stayin’ Alive: Bee Gees Robin Gibb Awakes From Coma.

Just when it looked like another one of Disco music’s pioneers would have to hang up their bell bottoms and see that big disco ball in the sky.

Robin Gibb, singer of the Bee Gees fell into a coma last week; awoke today to a stunned family and doctors. Many were worried the high voiced singer wouldn’t make it back. Gibbs own doctor informed the family just days ago that things didn’t look good.

Gibb's medical team said the singer used his “iron will” to help him fight the Grim Reaper (luckily the Reaper didn’t hate Disco) and shocked the glitter out of everyone by regaining consciousness more than a week after he went into a coma.

However, don’t put your prayer beads back in the jewelry box just yet, as the outlook for the 62-year-old singer/songwriter remains uncertain. For now he receives more treatment for advanced bowel cancer, pneumonia and liver failure.

For now Gibb remains stable and needs an oxygen mask to help him breath. His doctor hopes that if his condition improves in a couple of days they might be able to move him out of the intensive care unit.

Gibb founded the Bee Gees with his twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry in the late 1960s and went on to sell an estimated 200 million records. The Bee Gees are most famous for the music they did for 1977 blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever.

UPDATE:  Sadly Robin Gibb "passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery," said the statement, which was attributed to his family. He died in England May 20th at 10:47 am. It's hard to think how hard it must be on Gibbs family and friends, but it's nice to know he awoke from his coma for a couple of weeks and was able to say good bye to love ones.