EXCLUSIVE: Bee Gee's Fermanagh wife speaks to Impartial Reporter
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Right: Robin and Dwina with their son Robin Junior (RJ). Photo by John McVitty.
Dwina says music was played to star now out of coma
THE wife of Bee Gee singer Robin Gibb says she is "very grateful" for the good wishes, blessings and prayers from her family and friends in Fermanagh and Tyrone.
Dwina Gibb is originally from Kilskeery. Her husband had fallen into a coma after contracting pneumonia.It is being reported this morning (Sunday) that the singer has woken from the coma and is showing signs of recovery where he is being treated in a London hospital.
Speaking exclusively to The Impartial Reporter, Mrs. Gibb said the couple's children; Robin John (RJ), Spencer and Melissa had been playing music to their father to "try and bring him back to us".
"His brother Barry, his wife Linda and son Stephen came over from America. Barry was singing to him. Thousands of people are saying prayers every day," she said.
Mr. Gibb's latest work was with son RJ on the Titanic Requiem commemorating the tragedy.
"Don't Cry Alone was composed especially for the occasion and was played by record since Robin was unable to attend. It was written and inspired by, a husband is taken by the sea, and with all the power of his soul he calls out to his wife not to cry alone. He reassures her that his spirit will always guide her and their children, and begs that she never doubt him. He is only a whisper away. She only has to think of him and he will be there. She need never cry alone again," explained Mrs. Gibb, who has taken some inspiration from the music.
Mrs. Gibb was joined at the premiere of the Requiem at Central Hall Westminster by her brother Raymond, sister Thelma and their families. She says she is very appreciative of the continued support from her family.
"My mother has been frequently communicating with us by phone and keeping us close in her prayers. I am very grateful for the special support I have been receiving from my nephew Steven Murphy who has been keeping a close vigil at Robin's beside and being of great support to all of us friends and family here in London. We adore him," she said.
You can listen to Robin Gibb's 'Don't Cry Alone' below.
EXCLUSIVE: Bee Gee's wife speaks to Impartial Reporter.Read Dwina Gibb's first interview on impartialreporter.com now & in today's newspaper.- Impartial Reporter (@impartialrep) April 19, 2012
This article appeared in Impartial Reporter 19 Apr 12
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Apr 19, 22:25
Been listening to Robin singing for the last 45 years. I was at the Titanic Requiem concert with my wife last week in London. What a moment when Robins Don't Cry Alone was played and believe me no one was crying alone. We were all crying together.
Get well soon please Robin. Thinking of you also Dwina and all your family.
Richard and Mary from Cork
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Apr 20, 09:59
Dwina, The prayers and support of the people of the Isle of Man are wishing Robin a full recovery and that you and your family maintain the strength to be with and aid Robin in his fight for survival. Tony, Kate & Family.
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Apr 20, 14:41
This is a wonderful and encouraging update, and a special thank you to Dwina for taking the time to do this.
I'm remembering a particularly joyous time during the spectacular concert "One Night Only" when Robin began to sing "I Started A Joke" with his unique and incredible voice, and I was so taken aback by it, that it literally took my breath away, and I could not move!
He has given so much joy, to so many, with his efforts and beautiful talent, I now pray for him, his family, and all those who love him.
Kathy from Cincinnati, Ohio
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Apr 20, 16:46
Apr 20, 19:20
Please know that the heartfelt prayers of many, many fans who love Robin are with you and your family. I hope that gives you some comfort at this difficult time. Robin's voice is a blessing to us and you and he have all our support.
Anne from Canada
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Apr 21, 03:54
All my prayers are with you, Robin., and with the entire Gibb family. We the fans know that you can overcome these odds. But, all you have to do is open your eyes and come back to your family. We are all waiting for you to just open your eyes. God Bless the Gibb family. We love you!!! Tammy, in Marion, Ohio.
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Apr 22, 20:31
Robin, I and my family have known you for years' and your music has been so much of a part of our lives. We need you, your family needs you and so does Barry. We as your fans
together look up to the stars above and pray to our creator that you can stay with all of us a long time to go yet.
We are here for you always,
Luv, The Heffernan family U.S.A.
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Apr 24, 12:23
Thanks for the music you offered me when I was in times of trouble. My wife faced the same illness you are facing now, and doctors gave her not more than a year. Then we heard of somebody called Braco, whose gaze and voice has amazing effects on people. Today and tomorrow his energy can be felt through the internet livestream. We will take you in our hearts during the sessions we watch and pray for Gods help for you. Nothing is impossible with His help. God bles you and your family.
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