Robin Gibb 'beat the odds' to wake

Published Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is in good spirits after waking from a coma and is even "laughing" and "joking" with his family just days after he was given a "10 per cent survival chance" by doctors.

Robin Gibb 'beat the odds' to wake

The music legend, who has been battling cancer, recently contracted pneumonia and slipped into a coma at a London hospital, but he regained consciousness last week after a 12-day fight for life.

Gibb's son Robin-John has now revealed doctors didn't expect the star to come out of the coma and warned his family he had just a 10 per cent chance of survival.

Robin-John told ITV News, "He is completely compos mentis now and the first thing he said to me was 'Hi R-J, can you tell them my back hurts?' So we got a nurse to turn him. We said we loved each other... Two days before that they said they'd thrown the kitchen sink at him, that it was time to make plans because he was in God's hands and such.

"But he beats the odds again and they gave him an under 10 per cent survival chance and he has beaten the odds... he really is something else."

Gibb's wife Dwina adds, "He is fantastic at the moment. He is laughing, he is joking, 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. 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 for about 10 days. It was very interesting..."

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