Bee Gees star Robin Gibb recovering from more surgery

British musician Robin Gibb speaks during the awardings of the Goldene Kamera 2011 (golden camera media prize) of the Axel Springer Verlag publishing house on February 5, 2010 in Berlin. AFP PHOTO POOL TOBIAS SCHWARZ (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images) TOBIAS SCHWARZ

Robin Gibb speaks during the awardings of the Goldene Kamera 2011 of the Axel Springer Verlag publishing house on Feb. 5, 2011, in Berlin.
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(CBS/AP) Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is back in the hospital after undergoing further surgery following a sustained illness.

Gibb is recovering in the hospital after intestinal surgery over the weekend and has been forced to cancel a number of commitments, according to his publicist Doug Wright.

Gibb is still slated to attend the Royal Philharmonic's premiere performance of "The Titanic Requiem" in London on April 10, and will perform a new song, "Don't Cry Alone."

The requiem, a classical composition by Gibb and his son, RJ, commemorates the April 1912 sinking of the ocean liner and the loss of more than 1,500 lives.

Gibb, 62, was hospitalized late last year for stomach and colon problems, but told the BBC last month he was making a good recovery. He did not disclose the nature of his illness, but said a growth on his colon had been removed.

The "Stayin' Alive" singer lost weight and has appeared extremely gaunt in his rare public appearances. Still, as recently as February, he said the growth in his colon was "almost gone" and that he was feeling "fantastic."

  • CBS News Staff

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