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Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Awakes From Coma

Gibb fell into coma battling cancer-related pneumonia
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2012 6:30 AM CDT
Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Awakes From Coma
Dwina Gibb, wife of Bee Gee musician Robin Gibb, leaves a Central London hospital after visiting her husband, Thursday April 19, 2012.   (Max Nash/Associated Press)

(Newser) – Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has awoken after falling into a coma after contracting pneumonia in his battle with liver and and colon cancer more than a week ago, reports the BBC. Gibb's wife Dwina says she was playing Roy Orbison's "Crying" in an effort to revive him when Gibb started to cry. He is now apparently able to nod a communicate with family who have kept a vigil by his bedside, with his children and brother Barry often singing to him. (Read more Bee Gees stories.)

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