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- Posted on Nov 20th 2011 7:45AM by Kenneth Partridge
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As U.K. newspaper the Sunday Mirror reports, Gibb received the diagnosis several months ago, and on Tuesday (Nov. 15), he was rushed to the hospital after an emergency 999 call was made from his mansion. He returned home after five hours, but a friend told the Mirror the 61-year-old pop legend remains seriously ill.
"Robin is not good and there is a lot of concern for him," the source said. "You can use your wealth to call in the best experts but sometimes no amount of fame, prestige and money can change things when it comes to cancer."
Gibb -- who founded the Bee Gees alongside brothers Maurice and Barry and has sold more than 200 million records in a career spanning more than five decades -- was rushed to the hospital last month with severe abdominal pains. He was treated for an inflamed colon, and last year, he underwent surgery for a blocked intestine, the same ailment that killed Maurice, his twin, in 2003, bringing the group to an end.
Barry and the brothers' 91-year-old mother, Barbara, have flown to England from the United States, and Robin is also being looked after by his wife Dwina, a druid priestess who is apparently trying to convince her husband to try Native American remedies.
"This incredible Indian tribe introduced Robin and I to something called Spider Medicine that apparently contains properties that can help you get well from certain untreatable illnesses," Dwina said.
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