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Robin Gibb, seen here in 2011, says he's back in good health.
After months of speculation, Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has confirmed what made him so ill last year. BBC News is reporting that Gibb has undergone chemotherapy for cancer and has also suffered from a bowel condition.
The singer told BBC Radio 2 that "The prognosis is that it's almost gone, and I feel fantastic and really from now on it's just what they could describe as a 'mopping-up' operation," he said. "I am very active and my sense of well-being is good."
In January, Gibb's spokesman said he had been undergoing chemotherapy, and Gibb provided more details on Friday, saying, "Well, it's all simple. I was diagnosed with a growth in my colon. It was removed. And I've been treated for that by a brilliant doctor, and in their own words 'the results have been spectacular.'"
Health problems have dogged Gibb, 62, since 2010, when he had to cancel public appearances and spent time in the hospital; last April, he canceled shows in Brazil after he was admitted to a hospital with abdominal pains. Gibb's twin brother Maurice died in 2003 due to complications from a twisted intestine.
But Robin Gibb says he's back to full health now, and will be leading a concert performance of his new album (with son R.J.), "The Titanic Requiem" on April 10.
"I feel better than I did 10 years ago," he said. "If I wanted to tick all the right boxes about sense of well-being, it would be now. This is the way I'd like to feel. I don't know how I could feel any better."
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