Bee Gee Robin Gibb battling liver cancer
Published Nov 20 2011, 10:31 GMT | By Liam O'Brien
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star Robin Gibb is suffering from liver cancer.
He was rushed to hospital earlier this week after a 999 call was made from his home, but the 61-year-old singer is said to have been diagnosed with the condition months ago.
Gibb's mother Barbara and brother Barry flew in from America to be with him, and he was allowed home from hospital after five hours.
A friend of the family allegedly told the Sunday Mirror
: "Robin is not good and there is a lot of concern for him. 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.
"But Robin is a strong character, he is a fighter and has been encouraged by all the online messages from his fans. Dwina [his wife] is doing everything possible and hasn't left his side.
"There will be difficult times ahead but Robin will never give up and his loving family will make sure he has everything he needs. There is frustration because Robin has always looked after himself. He doesn't drink, eats well and exercises daily."> Bee Gee's Robin Gibb cancels David Cameron meeting due to illness