Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, who lives in Thame, has woken from a coma after more than a week and has begun to show signs of recovery according to his official spokesman.
Doug Wright said the star was able to nod and communicate with his family who have held a constant vigil at his beside in a central London hospital.
The 62-year-old fell into a coma after contracting pneumonia in his battle against colon and liver cancer.
Gibb’s wife Dwina has revealed he cried when she played him Roy Orbison’s 1962 song Crying.
Fellow Bee Gees star Barry Gibb had also been singing to his brother to try to rouse him.