Despite illness Robin Gibb makes his classical debut

Friday January 20, 2012

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is to make his classical debut with a concept album about the sinking of the Titanic.

The singer, who has been battling ill health for many months, said recording the album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has helped him "on the road to recovery".

The chart legend, who has collaborated with his son RJ on the new composition, has been undertaking chemotherapy treatement in recent months after he was diagnosed with colon cancer last year. 

However, this has not stopped the star continuing with his album, or continuing the work he does for various charities.

Gibb, who performs the track Don't Cry Alone, said: "It has been an incredible experience working with my son RJ.

"There is a creative freedom and uninhibited state that comes from working with a family member.

"Working on this album and with RJ has been a driving force, and one that has helped me on the road to recovery."

Photo: © Rex

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