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Robin Gibb: "I'm on the road to recovery"

British musician Robin Gibb on Feb. 5, 2010, in Berlin. Getty

(CBS/AP) LONDON - Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb says that he is feeling better after a recent hospitalization.

"I have been very unwell and am now on the road to recovery," he wrote on his website.

Gibb was hospitalized in the U.K. last month with an inflamed colon and abdominal pain, People reports.

The 61-year-old's extremely gaunt appearance and the cancellation of several public appearances have sparked fears that he is seriously ill, including a report in Britain's Sunday Mirror that the singer is battling liver cancer.

Gibb, one of two surviving members of the Bee Gees, thanked his fans Wednesday for their messages of support. He said he was grateful for their prayers and good wishes.

"Your prayers and wishes are a great tonic to me," he said. "I believe because of you I will get well and my deepest love goes out to you all."

The Bee Gees have sold millions of records and are best known for the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack which includes the hit "Stayin' Alive."

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