Robin Gibb to continue tour despite major surgery

October 31st, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Brisbane, Oct 31 (ANI): Robin Gibb, co-founder of the Bee Gees, will continue his tour of Australia and New Zealand, despite undergoing major surgery six weeks ago.

His sister, Lesley Evans of the Blue Mountains in NSW, said on Friday that Gibb, 60, was adamant the shows must go on after he was operated on in England.

She said Gibb had suffered a twisted bowel - the same condition his twin brother Maurice died of in the US in 2003, aged 53.

“Maurice was left for ages in the US when he was suffering the symptoms and died of a twisted bowel followed by a heart attack,” the Brisbane Times quoted her as saying.

“Luckily Robin was operated on very quickly in England or he might have ended up the same way.

“Everyone kept saying: ‘He’ll never make it to Australia for his concerts.’ But I said: ‘You don’t know Robin. He’s very determined,”‘ she said.

The twins had inherited the condition, she said.

She did not know where Gibb was on Friday but she planned to catch up with him in Sydney on Tuesday, when he will perform in a concert at the Entertainment Centre. (ANI)

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