Robin Gibb has been recovering from colon and liver cancer and as of Monday the Bee Gees member was in the hospital recovering from a blood transfusion.

Robin had an operation about three weeks ago and this was a follow-up, a source told The Sun newspaper. He is due to be signed out again shortly.

Over the past 18 months, Gibb has undergone seven rounds of chemotherapy. He has also questioned whether the Bee Gees worldwide success has been the cause of the family's tragedies and health issues.

I am not and never have been at death's door. But the illness, and the untimely death of my brothers, has made me conscious of the fact that - rather than just think about it -- it's crucial that you do today what you want to do, Gibb said.

However, it has been Gibbs' work that has helped him cope with his sickness. Gibb recently worked on The Titanic Requiem for 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship. Gibb has had a life-long interest in the Titanic.

One of my earliest memories goes back to when I was a little boy of seven and my grandmother told me how her mother cried floods of tears when she heard that the Titanic had sunk, Gibbs said.

I'm truly grateful that working on 'The Titanic Requiem' distracted me from my illness to such a degree that I truly believe it may have saved my life, he continued. It has taken us two years to complete The Titanic requiem...two years of dedication, and I'm definitely very proud of it.