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Barry Gibb admits that it’s ‘difficult’ to watch new Bee Gees documentary

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Barry Gibb admits that it’s ‘difficult’ to watch new Bee Gees documentary

Last surviving Bee Gees member Barry Gibb admits that it’s ‘difficult’ to watch footage of the band after the death of his brothers Robin and Maurice

A new documentary on the Bee Gees’ legendary career is set to be released on HBO in the coming weeks. 

And in a new interview to promote the upcoming project, the band’s last surviving member Barry Gibb has admitted that it will be ‘difficult’ to watch the doc following the death of his brothers Robin and Maurine. 

‘I have to admit that it’s really difficult to watch your family that no longer exists, who is no longer here,’ the 74-year-old revealed on the Today show on Friday.

Heartache: Barry Gibb has admitted that it will be ‘difficult’ to watch a new documentary on the Bee Gees following the death of his brothers Robin and Maurine 

‘That’s a tough one. I always had that issue. I always had that problem,’ he added.  

Maurice died in 2003 at age 53 due to complications of a twisted intestine. Robin died in 2012 at 62, following a battle with bowel cancer. 

They also had a younger brother, Andy, who died of inflammation of the heart at age 30.

Gone but not forgotten: Maurice (left) died in 2003 at age 53 due to complications of a twisted intestine. Robin (right) died in 2012 at 62, following a battle with bowel cancer

Gone but not forgotten: Maurice (left) died in 2003 at age 53 due to complications of a twisted intestine. Robin (right) died in 2012 at 62, following a battle with bowel cancer

Andy was never a member of the chart topping band, but he did enjoy success in the late 70s with a solo career.

Barry also opened up about some of the in-fighting and turmoil that went on in the Bee Gees during their heyday.

‘It wasn’t the three of us that were ever in conflict truly; it was the people around us, that also have to answer for something,’ he clarified. 

'I have to admit that it's really difficult to watch your family that no longer exists, who is no longer here,' the 74-year-old revealed on the Today show on Friday

‘I have to admit that it’s really difficult to watch your family that no longer exists, who is no longer here,’ the 74-year-old revealed on the Today show on Friday

‘They would always whisper, especially in Robin’s ear, that he didn’t need his brothers, and I think we all had a dose of that,’ he continued.

‘You can’t play with three brothers, you can’t jump in the middle and take sides. You know if we have been left alone, if nobody questioned what we were doing, there wouldn’t have been those pauses where there were problems between us.’

The Bee Gees have sold over 120 million records worldwide, making them one of the highest-selling artists in music history.

Legends: The Bee Gees have sold over 120 million records worldwide, making them one of the highest-selling artists in music history

Legends: The Bee Gees have sold over 120 million records worldwide, making them one of the highest-selling artists in music history

They were famed for their silky smooth harmonies and Barry’s signature falsetto. 

Unlike most pop acts, the band wrote and co-produced all of their own hits.

A new documentary on their legendary career, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, will be released on HBO Max in America on December 12.  

Coming soon: A new documentary on their legendary career, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, will be released on HBO Max in America on December 12

Coming soon: A new documentary on their legendary career, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, will be released on HBO Max in America on December 12

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