Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb Rushed to Hospital for Abdominal Condition

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb (AP)

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb (AP)

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb was rushed to the hospital this week with intense stomach pain, according to a statement released Friday.

Gibb, 61, was hospitalized Thursday in Oxford, England for "abdominal pain and is being treated for inflammation of the colon," the statement said.

The singer had emergency gastro-intestinal surgery in August 2010, and in April of this year chronic pain forced him to postpone a solo tour planned for South America after his medical team advised him not to travel.

Fans have feared the "Stayin' Alive" singer was suffering from the same condition that contributed to the unexpected death of his twin brother and former bandmate, Maurice.

Maurice Gibb died from a heart attack in 2003, at age 53, during surgery for a twisted intestine.

The Bee Gees temporarily retired after 45 years of entertaining following his death.

But in 2009, the group's remaining members, Robin and his brother Barry, 65, announced they would begin performing again.