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October 14th, 2011 5:51pm EDT

Robin GibbBee Gees legend Robin Gibb is receiving treatment for inflammation of the colon after he was hospitalized on Thursday with stomach problems.

The "Night Fever" hitmaker was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England, after suffering acute abdominal pains at his home in Oxfordshire.

Doctors are keeping the star under observation, and Gibb has thanked his fans for their ongoing support.

A post on his website reads, "Robin Gibb, accompanied by his wife Dwina, was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford on Thursday 13th October 2011 to undergo tests for abdominal pain and is being treated for inflammation of the colon.

"He requests that since this is a difficult time for him and his family his privacy be respected. Robin would like to thank all his friends and fans for their good wishes and sends them his love."

Gibb suffered a similar problem in April, and was forced to pull out of his South American tour, just a year after he underwent emergency surgery for a blocked intestine.

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