A family friend spoke to The Sun to say:
“They fear it may be the last time they’ll see Robin. His recovery and determination has been remarkable, but there’s been a turn for the worse… His body’s taken a hell of a beating. The doctors fear for him but he’s determined to battle on.”
The singer, who recently declared he was in remission from liver cancer, was readmitted to hospital last month to have surgery on a recurring twisted bowel. In 2003, Robin and Barry Gibb lost their brother Maurice, who died of complications suffered from a twisted intestine. Earlier this year, Robin blamed his recent poor health on the price of fame, saying he wondered if it was “karma”.