Sick Gibb Vows To Perform At Charity Concert

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January 30, 2012 | 4:10am EST

Cancer-stricken Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is determined to perform at a concert supporting British soldiers next month after he was given the go-ahead by doctors.
The British star recently confirmed reports he has been diagnosed with liver cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment in a bid to overcome the disease.

Gibb had previously signed up to perform at the Coming Home charity gig, in honor of British soldiers who have been serving abroad, on 13 February but feared he would be too sick to attend.

However, the Stayin’ Alive hitmaker has vowed to fulfil his commitment after doctors gave him the go ahead to perform following a medical examination.

He tells the Daily Mirror, “I’m looking forward to appearing if possible and being able to continue my support for our service men and women. We owe a debt of gratitude to the dedication and professionalism of our armed forces.”

A source adds, “Quite simply, it is a miracle Robin is able to perform. He is still incredibly weak and sleeping up to 14 hours a day.

“Robin will be literally dragging himself out of bed to do this gig. He is passionate about the charity and wants to do his bit. Our soldiers are modern day heroes but as far as they are concerned, Robin’s efforts against the odds are every bit as heroic It’ll be an incredibly emotional evening.”

The singer is hoping to raise $80,000 for a charity which helps wounded soldiers in Britain.