The mother of Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb is said to be “beside herself” at the prospect of burying a third son and believes the family might be cursed like The Kennedys, according to the Daily Record.
62 year-old Robin slipped into a coma in the early hours of Saturday morning as his battle with cancer nears its end.
Barbara’s youngest son Andy died of heart failure in 1988, aged just 30, while brother Maurice, 53, passed away in 2003 after surgery to repair a blocked intestine.
Robin revealed he had been diagnosed with colon and liver cancer last year but an interview with the Mail On Sunday in January seemed to suggest he was on the mend.
Gibb described “spectacular” results from chemotherapy, adding, “It’s taken a toll, naturally, but the strange thing is that I’ve never felt seriously ill. I’ve mostly felt great”, and was officially declared to be in remission by early March.
He was, however, hospitalised for intestinal surgery before the month was out and is now believed to have developed both a second tumour and pneumonia.
He was reported to have slipped into a coma in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Mother Barbara has flown in from America to join Robin’s wife Dwina, brother Barry, 65, daughter Melissa, 37, and sons Spencer, 39, and Robin-John, 29, at Gibb’s bedside at a private hospital in Chelsea, West London.
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