Bee Gees Singer, Robin Gibb, suffers from a congenital defect that causes his intestines to twist. This same condition killed his twin brother Maurice at the age of 53.
Despite announcing that his health had improved since he got a mass surgically removed from his colon, his publicist has recently reported that he had to cancel a number of appearances after receiving another surgery on Sunday.
His emergency procedure has been noted on Twitter:
Gibb was not expecting another operation. Last month he told BBC Radio 2 that his health was the best it had been in over a decade:
"The prognosis is that it's almost gone and I feel fantastic and really from now on it's just what they could describe as a 'mopping-up' operation."
The health stricken artist has been busy working on his new album titled "The Titanic Requiem.: Requiem is a symphonic concept-album and marks his first collaboration with his son Robin-John Gibb. On 19 March 2012 Rhino UK will release the first ever classical work by Robin Gibb.
The Titanic Requiem is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and features the RSVP Voices Choir, lead vocals from such opera notables as tenor Mario Frangoulis and British choirgirl, Isabel Suckling. Robin also provides lead vocals on the track 'Don't Cry Alone'.