Robin Gibb Says He's Recovering, Dreams of Touring with Brother Barry
Despite his ongoing battle with a serious illness numerous sources cite as liver cancer, Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb is dreaming of a return to the stage.
In an interview with the U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail, Gibb's old friend and label boss David English said the ailing pop star's brother Barry -- another founding member of the Bee Gees -- brought up the idea of reviving the family business.
"Barry came out with it and said: 'Look, why don't we go on the road again?'" English said, according to the newspaper. "And Rob just grinned and said: 'Great, when can we go?'"
"We said well, we need to get you a bit stronger and better first, we will have to feed you up, none of this vegan nonsense with herbal tea," English added. "I think it was the best medicine we could have given him."
News of Gibb's cancer diagnosis surfaced last week, after the 61-year-old singer was rushed to the hospital following an emergency call from his mansion in Oxfordshire, England. Three weeks earlier, he was hospitalized with an inflamed colon, and he later cancelled a planned meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
In addition to the vegan diet English mentioned, Robin has reportedly been contemplating "spider therapy," a Native American remedy suggested by his wife, Dwina, a druid priestess.
Earlier this week, Gibb took to his blog to offer a hopeful, if vague, update.
"I have been very unwell and am now on the road to recovering, and your prayers and wishes are a great tonic to me," Gibb wrote, according to the Daily Mail. "I believe because of you I will get well, and my deepest love goes out to you all."