The late Bee Gee singer Robin Gibb refused to visit doctors for scans to detect his fatal cancer tumours because he wanted to go on a world tour, it has been reported.
The singing and song writing legend died in May after a long battle with colon and liver cancer at the age of 62, and his widow Dwina Gibb, 59, has spoken out today of how the star might still be with us if he hadn’t have ignored her pleas and doctor’s advice to have the cancerous cells fully checked earlier.
Gibb’s illness was first discovered in October 2012 when surgeons operated to remove an intestinal blockage, but Dwina has claimed that her and their son Robin John, 29, failed to persuade the star to drop his musical endeavours and concentrate on his health.
Mrs Gibb told the Daily Mail: "He didn't want to stop and I said 'Please just have the scan'.’’
"Despite all his wonderful ways, Robin could be very stubborn and he never liked bad news - he just didn't want to know.''
"He went to do a show in New Zealand as they'd just experienced an earthquake.’’
"Maybe it was very important for him to do that show, but it was still important for him to have his scans,'' she went on.
Robin toured for more than two weeks during November of 2010 and Dwina said the cancer had developed into a secondary stage, and by the time he got himself to a doctor the tumour had spread to his blood vessels.
Nevertheless, his last days were cherished by his family, Dwina adding: "We ended up having a wonderful few weeks with him.’’
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