Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb was given a 10 percent chance to live after contracting pneumonia and falling into a coma, his son said Monday after his father made a recovery which stunned doctors.
Robin-John was playing music he and his father had recently composed when the 62-year-old British star woke up in hospital and complained that his back hurt.
"He is fantastic at the moment. He is laughing, he is joking, he is really happy. He just wants to get out," she said.
"He has been very naughty because he pulled his feeding tube out so the nurses will have to put it back in again but he wants ice cream... he wants all kinds of things.
"We played music to him for about 10 days so we asked him if he wanted to listen to any more music and he said no -- we've bombarded him."
The Bee Gees -- twins Robin and the late Maurice Gibb and their elder brother Barry, 65 -- are among the biggest-selling groups of all time.
Robin recently penned his first classical venture, "The Titanic Requiem", written with Robin-John to commemorate the centenary of the ocean liner's sinking.
Gibb was too ill to attend the April 10 premiere, where he had been due to perform the song "Don't Cry Alone".
"He woke up while we were playing the track which is a movement from the requiem we have just written," his son said.
"He is completely compos mentis now and the first thing he said to me was 'Hi RJ, can you tell them my back hurts?' so we got a nurse to turn him.
"Two days before that they said they'd thrown the kitchen sink at him, that it was time to make plans because he was in God's hands and such but he beats the odds again.
"They gave him an under 10 percent survival chance and he has beaten the odds... he really is something else."
Source: AFP Global Edition