A statement posted on Gibb's website today revealed the musician underwent emergency surgery on Monday to remove "a blood clot that caused perforation." The procedure followed an earlier operation for a twisted intestine and is said not to be related to his recent bout with cancer.
"He is currently being monitored and resting in [the] hospital and his family are hoping for his full recovery. We ask that Robin and his family's privacy be respected during this period," read the statement.
"Stayin' Alive" singer Robin Gibb is recovering after undergoing intestinal surgery over the weekend in the U.K. stemming from a serious illness, his publicist has confirmed.
No word yet on his exact condition.
The operation has forced the 62-year-old Gibb to cancel a number of upcoming public appearances, though the Bee Gees star still hopes to attend the premiere of the London Royal Philharmonic's performance of his classical piece, "The Titanic Requiem," on April 10. The occasion is meant to mark the 100th anniversary of the famed ocean liner's sinking in the North Atlantic and memorialize those who perished.
"He is currently recovering in hospital and therefore, for the time being all existing commitments prior to the Titanic Requiem concert, have had to be cancelled," his rep added.
News of Gibb's hospitalization comes just weeks after the disco icon in an interview with the Daily Mail declared himself "in remission" from colon cancer that had reportedly spread to his liver. He added that he was making a "spectacular" recovery and putting back on much of the weight he had lost in the fall that made him appear gaunt and prompted concerns over his health.
Per the newspaper, however, despite the excellent prognosis given to him by doctors, Gibb has still been plagued by a twisted bowel that may have been what led to this latest stint in the hospital.
—Additional reporting by Sharareh Drury