Robin Gibb, 61, of the legendary group Bee Gees, has been hospitalized in England. He was admitted Thursday in Oxford, England, for “abdominal pain and is being treated for inflammation of the colon,” according to a statement from his rep. This would be the third time the singer’s been dealing with the same kind of a problem.
In 2010, Gibb had emergency gastrointestinal surgery, then in April of this year, pain forced him to postpone a solo tour planned for South America after his medical team advised him not to travel.
A source told the publication, “An ambulance rushed over to pick him up. His wife was with him, and she obviously looked very worried. He looked in severe pain.”
A friend added, “He would never go to the hospital, unless he really had to. He is a very brave man. We don’t know if it is a recurrence of the previous problem or if it is something else entirely.”
Robin’s rep says the singer is going through a series of tests, adding that the situation is a “difficult time for him and his family”.
The rep added, “Robin would like to thank all his friends and fans for their good wishes and sends them his love.” As a result, Robin has to pull out of a BBC Songs of Praise concert. He was due to perform in Colchester, Essex on Friday.
Gibb also lost a Maurice in 2003 while he was having surgery to correct a twisted intestine, and Andy in 1988.