Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb is battling liver cancer, multiple British newspapers are reporting.
The 61-year-old singer, who has shocked fans with his increasingly gaunt and frail appearance in recent weeks, has been undergoing treatment for the deadly disease for several months, the Daily Mail said.
He was rushed to a U.K. hospital last Tuesday after an emergency call from his multimillion dollar Oxfordshire estate but was released later that day, the Mail said.
The most recent scare coincided with a visit with his mother Barbara, 91, and older brother Barry, 65, who flew from Miami to be by his side.
The "Stayin' Alive" and "Night Fever" singer was upbeat about the "surprise" family reunion in a blog post that included a smiling photo of the two brothers touching temples.
"It was great to see Barry," he wrote. "We got a lot of talking done and made good plans between us for the future. …It was the best tonic ever to be with Barry again and making plans!"
The singer also was taken to a hospital in mid-October for abdominal pain and was treated for inflammation of the colon, he said in a statement.
He was released three days later and said he planned to "slowly resume work."
He further tried to squelch rumors of his decline saying "I'm feeling great, absolutely great."
His wife Dwina Murphy-Gibb, an ordained druid priestess, is reportedly looking into alternative treatments, including a possible trip to visit a Native American healer.
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In a recent Sky Arts TV interview, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer spoke philosophically about the 2003 loss of his twin brother Maurice,° who died suddenly at age 53 after a seemingly successful operation to correct an intestinal blockage.
"(It's) something I haven't accepted," Gibb said. "I just imagine he is out there somewhere, and I will bump into him one day.'"
Gibb said he had surgery for a similar blockage in the past, with the gastroenterologist telling him his intestine was two hours from bursting.
"You realize that however much you don't think about death - or think that's for other people - you're just an organism living from day to day. I'm just grateful I'm here. Losing people makes you realize you've got to grab life, not put things off. I don't have too much faith in destiny, or an afterlife. This is it," he said.
The Bee Gees broke up after Maurice's death, having sold more than 220 million albums and singles.
Younger brother Andy Gibb, a teen idol in the 1970s, died of heart failure in 1988 at 30 after a struggle with cocaine addiction.discount shox