Gibb Undergoes Emergency Surgery For Blood Clot

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March 28, 2012 | 5:56pm EST

Cancer-stricken singer Robin Gibb had to undergo emergency surgery on Monday night to treat complications from a blood clot, just a day after having an operation on his intestines.
The Bee Gees star, who is battling colon cancer, was admitted to a London hospital over the weekend to allow doctors to work on his stomach.

Gibb’s publicist released a statement on Wednesday morning confirming the surgery, but in a separate note to fans posted on his website hours later, a representative for the star revealed he had to undergo a second operation in as many days due to an “unrelated” issue.

The new statement reads: “On Monday evening 26 March 2012, Robin Gibb underwent emergency surgery to remove a blood clot that caused perforation. This follows earlier surgery for a twisted intestine and is unrelated to Robin’s recent illness.

“Robin underwent the operation successfully, he is awake and has been talking to his doctors. He is currently being monitored and resting in hospital and his family are hoping for his full recovery.

“We ask that Robin and his family’s privacy be respected during this period… An update on Robin’s progress will be released in due time.”

The To Love Somebody hitmaker, 62, is hoping to be back on his feet in time to perform at the Titanic Requiem concert, marking the 100th anniversary of the luxury liner’s sinking, in London on 10 April.