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Maurice Gibb Hospitalized

Bee Gee in critical condition

January 10, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Bee Gees singer/keyboardist Maurice Gibb was hospitalized yesterday morning after collapsing at his Miami home. The fifty-three-year-old Gibb is in intensive care and listed in critical condition after reportedly suffering from intestinal blockage.

Guitarist Barry Gibb, who also lives in Miami, has visited with his brother, but the other Bee Gees sibling, singer Robin, is in the U.K., where he has been on tour.

Maurice has been in the company of his wife, Yvonne, and their two children.

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