Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees band has flown in a team of alternative medical practitioners to help him fight liver cancer.

After seven rounds of chemotherapy Gibb is now receiving 24-hour care from naturopath nutritionists from Switzerland at his home in Oxfordshire.

Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees

Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees

The naturopathic approach relies on the body’s ability to heal itself through good nutrition, rather than using surgery and drugs.

A family friend told the British The Sun newspaper: “Robin is fighting this with dignity and courage. He’s trying everything possible to beat this disease.”

Teetotal vegan Robin revealed his battle with liver cancer, which was diagnosed in April, In November 2011.

In November he said: “I have been very unwell and am now on the road to recovery, and your prayers and wishes are a great tonic to me. I believe because of you I will get well and my deepest love goes out to you all.”

The diagnosis came as a huge disappointment to Robin when he assumed “everything had gone back to normal” after his successful treatment for an intestinal blockage in 2010.

Robin spoke about his health battles: “All this time I’d thought it was wind cramps. But the surgeon said that was typical of the way it manifests. The blockage was so bad that he was surprised it hadn’t burst the day before, but it was too dangerous to delay any longer.

“The relief was enormous, and afterwards I needed no painkillers. Not even an aspirin. I have a vegetarian diet, and a great appetite. Everything seemed to go back to normal.”

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