It was back in November when the song-writer had been rushed to the hospital for treatment for severe abdominal pains, by doctors back in April 2011.
The Mirror quotes a friend of Gibb as saying:
”He’s very strong-willed – if anyone can beat this, it’s Robin.”
“It is true to say he is very unwell, but he’s an incredible man and enjoys lots of support from his close circle of friends and family, and particularly from his wife Dwina.”
”He is receiving regular chemotherapy and fighting hard. He is also heading home to be with his family at every possible opportunity as that’s where he feels comfortable, but the reality is that he is very unwell. He has set himself a goal to be at the gala performance of his first classical composition in April and everybody around him hopes that he will be there.”
Gibb is now currently working on the Titanic Requiem, which was to mark the centenary of the ship’s sinking in April 1912.