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Bee Gee Robin Gibb No Longer in a Coma

British musician Robin Gibb speaks during the awardings of the Goldene Kamera 2011 (golden camera media prize) of the Axel Springer Verlag publishing house on February 5, 2010 in Berlin. AFP PHOTO     POOL     TOBIAS SCHWARZ (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The former Bee Gees frontman awoke yesterday after more than a week in a coma and is now able to nod and even communicate with his family, a spokesman told the BBC. Gibb, who's been battling colon and liver cancer, slipped into the coma after a particularly nasty bout of pneumonia earlier this month.