(CBS News) Singer Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has reportedly awoken from according to the BBC.,
In the report, Gibb's spokesman, Doug Wright, says the singer, 62, communicated with his family, who had been by his side at a London hospital.
In an interview with the Impartial Reporter, Gibb's wife Dwina said that their children have been putting on music for Gibb to "try and bring him back to us."
Dwina Gibb also said that Robin's brother and fellow Bee Gee, Barry, arrived from America and was singing to him. She said: "Thousands of people are saying prayers every day."
According to the BBC, Gibb had bowel surgery over a year ago, but a tumor was found and he was diagnosed with colon cancer. The singer said in February he had recovered but later returned to the hospital for surgery.
Because of his illness,of his classical work, "Titanic Requiem," which he worked on with his son Robin-John. The piece commemorated the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
Robin is a member of the Bee Gees, along with brothers Barry and the late Maurice Gibb. They are best known for songs such as "To Love Somebody," "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," and a string of hits from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack: "Stayin' Alive," "How Deep is Your Love" and "Night Fever." They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.