Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb ill, cancels Brazil shows

Posted April 04, 2011, at 6:52 p.m.
Last modified April 04, 2011, at 8:51 p.m.

LONDON — Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has canceled a series of shows in Brazil after he was taken to a British hospital with abdominal pains.

A spokesman for the singer says Gibb suddenly fell ill early Sunday, and that doctors have told him not to travel while they diagnose the problem.

The 61-year-old Gibb had to cancel traveling to Brazil for concerts in cities such as Sao Paolo and Brasilia. He also had to postpone a planned meeting with Brazilian President Dilm Rouseff.

The singer underwent surgery for a blocked intestine last year, but his spokesman said Monday he has been in good health since then.

Gibb’s twin brother, Maurice, died in 2003 at age 53 due to complications from a twisted intestine.