Robin Gibb's Coma: Latest Heartbreak for Bee Gees family

Member of the Bee Gees was working on first classical concert, now in coma.

ByABC News
April 16, 2012, 2:43 AM

April 16, 2012— -- intro: Robin Gibb was feeling better than he had in more than 10 years.

One of the founding members of the "Bee Gees," along with his brothers Barry and Maurice, the 62-year-old had been working on his first classical concert, ""The Titanic Requiem" with his son Robin-John to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the disaster. Preparing for the concert, he said, distracted him from his "illness to such a degree that I truly believed it might have saved my life," according to the British newspaper, The Sun. In an interview with BBC radio in early February he proclaimed that he had made a "spectacular recovery" from cancer.

But when the Titanic concert debuted in London last week, Robin Gibb wasn't there.

"Sadly the reports are true that Robin has contracted pneumonia and is in a coma. We are all hoping and praying he will pull through," said a statement on this weekend.