EXCLUSIVE: Bee Gee's Fermanagh wife speaks to Impartial Reporter

Published: 20 Apr 2012 11:008 comments

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.

Right: Robin and Dwina with their son Robin Junior (RJ). Photo by John McVitty.

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.

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