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Old 26-Oct-2011
Robin Gibb too sick to meet PM

Fears grew on Monday for the health of Robin Gibb after he was forced to miss a meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Bee Gees singer spent four days in hospital earlier this month suffering from inflammation of the colon. His twin brother, Maurice, died of an intestinal illness in 2003.

Gibb had been due to launch this year's official Poppy Appeal song — on which he appears — at 10 Downing Street, but a close friend said he was too ill to attend.

The 61-year-old, looking gaunt and exhausted, later appeared on ITV's Alan Titchmarsh show, but he made no mention of his health problems. Instead, he apologised on camera to the Prime Minister for missing their meeting.

A source close to Gibb said: "Robin's not well, he didn't feel well enough to meet Mr Cameron and stayed at home for the morning. But by the afternoon, he felt well enough to go on the Titchmarsh show."

His manager said: "This is what did it for his brother Maurice — but what is different is his condition was left for a long time and Robin's has not been."

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