Robin Gibb returns to the stage

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb received a standing ovation last night (13.02.12) after returning to the stage at the London Palldium following his gruelling cancer battle

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Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb received a standing ovation last night (13.02.12) as he returned to the stage for the first time following his cancer battle.

The Bee Gees star - who has amazed doctors with his incredible progress in his fight against colon and liver cancer - joined military trio The Soldiers for the Coming Home charity concert at the London Palladium, in support of injured servicemen.

It was his first public appearance for almost five months, closing the event with Bee Gees classic 'How Deep Is Your Love' and 'I've Gotta Get A Message To You' - which he recorded with The Soldiers last year in support of the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.

One audience member told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Robin looks wonderful, as well as he has done for ages, and his voice was sounding great.

"He's still got such a unique sound, it was a real honour to watch him as I know he has been very ill. Everyone was thrilled to see him looking so well."

The 62-year-old star - who had been forced to pull out of a string of performances and public events in recent months due to his ill health - recently spoke out about his cancer battle, saying he had impressed doctors with his progress.

He said: "I've been treated by a brilliant doctor, and in their own words, the results have been spectacular.

"And they said, 'What are you doing that we don't know about?'

"The prognosis is that it's almost gone and I feel fantastic.

"Really from now on it's just what they could describe as a "mopping-up" operation."

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