London - Reuters reports that Bee Gees singer and co-founder Robin Gibb has awaken from a coma the ailing pop-star slipped into more than a week ago.
According to the BBC, spokesman Dough Wright is reported as saying Saturday the 62 year-old singer is "beginning to show signs of recovery" and has been able to communicate with family members Saturday after lying comatose in a London hospital for nearly two weeks.
As reported by Digital Journal, Gibb was hospitalized with pneumonia earlier this month and due to complications the pop-star had lost consciousness and slipped into a coma.
Gibb has been battling colon and liver cancer in recent years and had undergone intestinal surgery last month to have a growth removed from his colon.
The singer also suffers from the same hereditary condition "twisted bowel" as twin brother Maurice which eventually led to his death back in 2003.
The Brothers Gibb - Robin, Maurice and Barry formed the Bee Gees back in the late 50's and have sold approximately 200 million records during their successful 50-year career.
The trio had been also credited for helping to define the Disco era sound of the 70's with their work on the movie "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack producing such hits as "Staying Alive" and "Night Fever."