LONDON — Bee Gees star Robin Gibb has advanced colorectal cancer and remains in intensive care after waking from a coma, his doctor said Sunday. The statement confirmed the exact nature of the illness afflicting the artist.

Dr. Andrew Thillainayagam said Gibb, 62, had recently caught pneumonia because he was weakened from chemotherapy and two operations.

Gibb fell into a coma last week after contracting pneumonia. Thillainayagam said that three days ago he had warned Gibb’s family that he might not wake up. Gibb is now conscious and can speak.

Associated Press