The 62-year-old Bee Gees star stunned doctors by waking up from a coma over the weekend after being given just a 10 per cent chance of survival, and is already laughing and demanding ice cream according to his elated wife, she said: “He is really happy. He just wants to get out. He has been very naughty because he pulled his feeding tube out so the nurses will have to put it back in again but he wants ice cream … he wants all kinds of things. It’s good anyway.”
Robin – who achieved remission from colon and liver cancer last month – woke after being “bombarded” with music by friends and family, including his Bee Gee brother Barry.
Despite being unconscious, Dwina believes he heard everything because upon waking, he declined to listen to any more songs.
Dwina told ITV News: “We played music to him for about 10 days so we asked him if he wanted to listen to any more music and he said no – we’ve bombarded him with music. It was very interesting.”
The teetotal vegan’s health battle started 18-months ago when he was diagnosed with cancer after being rushed to hospital with abdominal pain.
The Bee Gees star has beaten incredible odds to wake up from a coma and his son has vowed he will “continue to fight” and hopes to fully recover and record again.
Robin-John Gibb told UK tabloid The Sun, “His vitals are perfect. He just needs to build his strength. Work is what he wants to get back to doing.”
Robin-John, 29, added his father – who was given less than a 10 per cent chance of survival by doctors – had started mouthing along to the words of his own songs when they played them to him, and finally came back around as his family played the music from his recent classical work ‘Titanic Requiem‘, he added: “He woke up while we were playing the track which is a movement from the Requiem we have just written.”
Robin-John also talked about his elation at the moment Robin, 62 awoke from his coma at The London Clinic and spoke to him and his mother, Dwina, he revealed: “We said, ‘We love you.’ He said, ‘Hi RJ,’ and, ‘Hi sweetheart,’ to my mother.”