Robin Gibb has shown flickers of life after his brother Barry sang to him in a bid to bring him out of his coma.

The 62-year-old music legend slipped into a coma after contracting pneumonia in his fight against colon and liver cancer.

His family, who continue to keep a bedside vigil, revealed that they have been playing music and singing to him in the hospital in an effort to wake him.

A source close to the family told The Sun: There were flickers of life from Robin. His eyes moved and there was an attempt at speech.

According to reports, his wife Dwina believes that music is helping, even though the Night Fever singer is not out of the woods yet.

Dwina told The Impartial Reporter that his brother had been singing to him and that the couple's children RJ, Spencer and Melissa had played music to try and bring him back to us.

His brother Barry, his wife Linda and son Stephen came over from America. Barry was singing to him. Thousands of people are saying prayers every day, she added.

The singer, who is being treated at a hospital in Chelsea, West London, fell into the coma last week, shortly after announcing he was in remission.

Gibb was first diagnosed with cancer in 2010 following bowel surgery. The doctors found a tumor and diagnosed him with cancer of the colon and later with cancer of the liver.