Bee Gees star Robin Gibb is being treated for an inflamed colon after being rushed to hospital with abdominal pains.
The singer, who has been admitted to hospital on a number of occasions in recent months, was taken in for tests at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
The 61-year-old’s wife, Dwina, accompanied him as he was admitted on Thursday.
In April he had to cancel a series of dates in Brazil on the advice of doctors.
A spokesman for Gibb said yesterday that he was being treated “for inflammation of the colon”.
The Night Fever star had been due to do a radio interview yesterday afternoon but was forced to pull out because of his illness.
Last year Gibb underwent surgery for a blocked intestine, the same condition that led to the death of his twin brother, Maurice, in 2003.
With his group, which also included elder brother Barry, Gibb notched up decades of chart hits including their 1970s disco tracks such as Stayin’ Alive.