Robin Gibb has been fighting for his life since contracting pneumonia, which ultimately left the Bee Gees singer hospitalized in a coma. Gibb's family members, including his brother (and fellow Bee Gees member) Barry Gibb, have tried singing to him in an effort to bring him back to consciousness, his wife Dwina Gibb has said.
"His brother Barry, his wife Linda and son Stephen came over from America," Gibb's wife told The Impartial Reporter. "Barry was singing to him. Thousands of people are saying prayers every day."
Gibb had recently composed his classical debut with "The Titanic Requiem," which was written to mark the 100th anniversary of the infamous ship's sinking. The score, which he worked on with son Robin-John Gibb, premiered at an event in central London. He was scheduled to perform a new song, "Don't Cry Alone," at the event, but he was too ill to attend the April 12 event.
The Bee Gees singer has been in and out of the hospital for surgery to battle his chronic intestinal troubles. In November, he revealed that he was battling colon cancer that had spread to his liver. Despite the health scares, Gibb seemed in good spirits this January.
In a blog post for The Daily Mail, he wrote, "I have undergone chemotherapy, however, and the results -- to quote my doctor -- have been ‘spectacular’. It’s taken a toll, naturally, but the strange thing is that I’ve never felt seriously ill. I’ve mostly felt great."
Sadly, in March, Gibb had emergency surgery for a perforated intestine caused by a blood clot. His health has never fully recovered.
PHOTOS: Robin Gibb throughout the years
The Bee Gees (L-R) Barry, Maurice, Robin Gibb at Heathrow Airport, London, before leaving for a 3 month World Tour. 1974
The Bee Gees, (l to r) Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, accept the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution in 1997
The Gibb brothers: Barry (centre) and twins Maurice (left) and Robin (right)
Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb reads to his son Spencer, circa 1974
Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb with his wife Molly Hullis (r) and two children Spencer and Melissa in his home, circa 1974
The Bee Gees, back row, left to right: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, and Vince Melouney. Front, left to right: Dennis Bryon and Maurice Gibb. 1967
Robin Gibb, founding member of the Bee Gees, unveils a plaque honouring the work of the Bee Gees at 67 Brook Street, central London. 2008
Robin Gibb performs at the BBC Electric Proms 2008 - Saturday Night Fever at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London.
Official ambassador Robin Gibb CBE (centre) with his wife Dwina and son arriving for The Sunseeker International Charitable Trust Ball - in aid of The Outward Bound Trust - at Battersea Evolution in south London. 2009
Robin Gibb and his wife Dwina at No.11 Downing Street in London for the Diana Awards.
Members of the Bee Gees pose with Barry Manilow, far right, at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Friday, Jan. 13, 1979. The brothers Gibb, from left, Barry, Maurice, and Robin, won awards for favorite popular group and favorite soul album
The Bee Gees, from left, Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb, attend a party in 1978
Andy Gibb eats a cherry from his birthday cake at a party given by his family in his home in Miami Beach, Fla., Monday night, March 6, 1979. Andy's brothers, the Bee Gees, from left are, Robin, Barry and Maurice. (AP Photo)
British singer Robin Gibb arrives for the 46th Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera) media award gala in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011