by Luke Tadgell
Robin Gibb was given a 10% chance of waking from his coma yet has done just that. Suffering from colon and liver cancer, the Bee Gees star contracted pneumonia and his condition deteriorated.
With things now looking up though, we've taken this opportunity to revisit the struggles of other artists - and those who overcame a variety of terrible ailments - from addiction to illness.
From Kylie Minogue's struggle with cancer to Elton taking cocaine and Britney's notorious late-night visit to the barber, there are an array of problems stars have suffered, overcome and bounced back from stronger than ever.
Take a look through our gallery and let us know of any courageous effort we may have missed.
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