Ailing singer Robin Gibb has woken from his comatose state, though he continues to battle colorectal cancer. Though he had obviously taken a turn for the worse, doctors were surprised over the weekend when Gibb emerged from his coma.
Gibb had acquired pneumonia as a result of his weakened state from chemotherapy and two surgeries to remove tumors.
Now, Gibb’s son, Robin-John Gibb, tells ITV that his father is fully lucid and able to speak though he was only given a small chance of even waking from the coma in the first place. “The [doctors] gave him an under 10 percent survival chance and he has beaten the odds,” he says.