Bee Gees star Robin Gibb was too ill to attend the London premiere of "The Titanic Requiem," his first classical work yesterday.
Robin Gibb composed the symphonic piece with his son, Robin-John Gibb, and was scheduled to perform a new song, "Don't Cry Alone," during the premier concert at The Royal Albert Hall.
But in a message read out to the audience, Robin-John said his 62-year-old father is still in hospital.
Gibb had intestinal surgery last month, and was hospitalized late last year.
The requiem, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, commemorates the April 1912 sinking of the ocean liner and the loss of more than 1,500 lives.