Cancer battling Bee Gee thanks fans for their support

Thame residents Robin Gibb, his wife Dwina and son Robin - John speak out against Thames core strategy
Thame residents Robin Gibb, his wife Dwina and son Robin - John speak out against Thames core strategy

THAME celebrity Robin Gibb has thanked everyone who has shown their support during his battle with cancer.

The Bee Gee star, who lives in the town, last week revealed he has been diagnosed with liver cancer.

In a note on his website The 61-year-old Gibb said: “I wish to thank my family, friends and fans and the many thousands of people who do not know me but have enjoyed Bee Gees music and have wished me well.

“I am very touched by your love, kindness and support. This concern from people all over the world has demonstrated the depth of feeling and love that the Bee Gees have achieved over the years.

The Bee Gees co-founder, who has cancelled several recent appearances due to ill health, was hospitalised last week and is now recovering in his £8million Thame home.

He has been joined by older brother Barry and 91-year-old mother Barbara who have flown in from America, he is now being cared for by his wife Dwina.

It is believed Robin has been undergoing private treatment for the cancer since May.

Last year he underwent life-saving surgery for a blocked intestine — the same condition that killed his twin and fellow Bee Gee Maurice in 2003.

The Bee Gees have sold more than 200 million records with songs such as Night Fever and Stayin’ Alive.

“It is humbling and I take your prayers and good wishes for my health very seriously. I have been very unwell and am now on the road to recovery, and your prayers and wishes are a great tonic to me. I believe because of you I will get well and my deepest love goes out to you all. Robin xxxx.”

Robin’s statement can be found here