Robin Gibb Appears Frail, Gaunt After Missing Meeting With Prime Minister
After a brief hospitalization due to an inflamed colon, Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has caused more concern for his health following a missed meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron and pictures that show him looking gaunt.
On Monday, Oct. 24, Gibb was scheduled to meet Cameron during a promotional appearance for his new charity single, a reworking of the Bee Gees' 'I've Gotta Get a Message to You,' which benefits Royal British Legion fundraising group the Poppy Appeal. The singer skipped the meeting because he was too ill to attend, but later felt well enough to appear on 'The Alan Titchmarsh Show.'
Gibb has been suffering from intestinal problems for the past few years. His latest hospitalization came 10 days ago after he experienced severe abdominal pains, and he was forced to cancel shows in April due to a mystery illness. Last year, Gibb underwent surgery for a blocked intestine, the same ailment that killed his twin brother and bandmate Maurice in 2003.
According to the Daily Mail, Robin's manager said, "Obviously it is a worry. This is what did it for his brother Maurice -- but what is different is his condition was left for a long time and Robin's has not been. Our concern is that it keeps recurring but he is determined to get better and we just hope things will be OK. Robin just wants to get back to work."
Get well soon, Robin.
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