Robin Gibb"s family "praying" as the star remains in a coma

Robin Gibb

The family of Bee Gees hero Robin Gibb are keeping a bedside vigil as the singer fights for his life in hospital. 

On Friday evening, the 62-year-old slipped into a coma and he is now battling pneumonia.

By the star”s side was his devoted wife Dwina and his son Robin-John who said they were “praying” for a full recovery. 


A statement on said: “Sadly the reports are true that Robin has contracted pneumonia and is in a coma.

“We are all hoping and praying that he will pull through.”

Robin-John had been due to collaborate on a project with his father earlier this month, but the event went ahead without Robin.

Speaking of his father”s legacy, the 29-year-old said: “If people say that I’m living in my  father”s shadow, all I can say is what a great shadow that is to be living in.”

The singer”s latest health problems come after a long battle with cancer.

Robin initially made a recovery from cancer of the liver and colon, but now doctors believe a second tumour may have caused his latest setback.