Seen here giving us Johnny Appleseed glamour realness last year, Robin Gibb slipped into a coma more than a week ago and his doctors basically said it was only a matter of time before Justin Timberlake would be giving the eulogy at Robin Gibb’s memorial as Robin Gibb. But now everybody can exhale while hollerin’ out the chorus from Emotion, because he woke up yesterday. Robin is completely awake and already talking. It’s a 4/20 (a day late, because stoners are slow when it comes to all things including praying for Robin Gibb to wake up) miracle! I’ll let you use the “Stayin’ Alive” joke you’ve been working on for this very occasion.
Robin was diagnosed with liver and colon cancer late last year, but it’s currently in remission. Robin fell into a coma while battling a case of pneumonia. Robin’s doctors released this statement to People yesterday:
“Robin is fully conscious, lucid and able to speak to his loved ones. He is breathing on his own, with an oxygen mask. He is on intravenous feeding and antibiotics. He is of course, exhausted, extremely weak and malnourished.”
Robin’s doctors went on to say that his wife Dwina, his brother Barry and other family members have been singing to him and playing his favorite music while he was in a coma. Robin’s doctors also added that the first thing he said after he woke up was, “Okay, all y’all bitches can shut the hell up now.” Yeah, Robin has a southern accent now. It happens.