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Robin Gibb Returns to Stage at the Coming Home Charity Concert

Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees has made his first public appearance Monday since beating colon cancer.

Many reports earlier this year indicated that the star was near death after he had been diagnosed with the deadly disease.

The 61-year-old Brit received a standing ovation Monday night after he had taken the stage at the Coming Home charity concert in London.

Gibb joined the military trio The Soldiers at the London Palladium in support of injured servicemen. The event was his first outing in over five months.

After the event had ended one audience member described Gibb's performance to the U.K.'s Daily Mirror.

"Robin looks wonderful, as well as he has done for ages, and his voice was sounding great," said the spectator. "He's still got such a unique sound, it was a real honor to watch him as I know he has been very ill."

The "How Deep is Your Love" singer was rushed to the hospital by ambulance from his homes in Thames, Oxfordshire, England in Nov., where he spent hours being treated for inflammation of the colon.

Also, in Aug. 2010, Gibb underwent emergency gastrointestinal surgery and had appeared gaunt and sickly for months afterward.

"Everyone was thrilled to see him looking so well," added the source.

Gibb recently opened up about his battle with cancer, saying he had surprised doctors with his progress.

"I've been treated by a brilliant doctor, and in their own words, the results have been spectacular," said Gibb in a past statement. "They said, 'What are you doing that we don't know about?'"

Gibb was a part of the legendary Bee Gees band alongside brothers Maurice and Barry. They became one of the most successful pop groups of all time.

The brothers were hailed for their upbeat hits such as "Stayin Alive" and "Night Fever" during the 70s. The Bee Gees coveted over 200 million record sales during their career, which spanned seven decades.

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