Robin Gibb blames his cancer battle on his fame and fortune
The Bee Gees singer - who underwent seven rounds of chemotherapy in 18 months in a bid to beat liver cancer - admitted he sometimes wonders if his family tragedies including his own ill health and the deaths of his brothers Andy in 1988 and Maurice in 2003 are a "karmic price" for their worldwide success.
He explained to The Sun newspaper: "I sometimes wonder if all the tragedies my family has suffered, like Andy and Maurice dying so young and everything that`s happened to me recently, is a kind of karmic price we are paying for all the fame and fortune we`ve had.
"But we`ve worked hard for everything we`ve achieved.
"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.
"I`ve got a sense of urgency about life, rather than withdrawing from it and feeling depressed.
"Now I know how precious time is, and that you can`t put it in the bank. So I intend to make the most of every single second of it that I`ve got left."
Robin - who also has a sister Lesley and brother and fellow Bee Gee member Barry - admitted the death of his twin Maurice, from complications resulting from a twisted intestine, is something he will never recover from.
He said: "Maurice was in hospital for just three days. I flew to Miami to see him and he was in a coma.
"They told Barry and I that, if Maurice didn`t have any brain activity within ten minutes, he would die then and there. To our horror, we found out there was none. And Maurice died.
"How did I get over Maurice`s death? I didn`t. And I never will. I just don`t accept it. I tell myself he`s away on a long holiday and that we`ll be seeing each other again soon."