Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has woken from a coma and responded to members of his family.
Gibb, 62, contracted pneumonia and fell into the coma last week. He is suffering from colon and liver cancer.
His spokesman Doug Wright said Gibb had been able to nod and communicate with family members who have been at his bedside at a hospital in west London.
He did not give further details.
The British star's wife Dwina said this week that the singer's brother, fellow Bee Gee Barry Gibb, had been singing to Robin to try to rouse him.
His three children had also been playing music to him.