Robin Gibb of Bee Gees Goes Crazy at Heathrow

Posted May 24th 2010 02:35 PMUpdated May 24th 2010 03:05 PM

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Reports in the British press say singer/songwriter Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees went a bit crazy at London's Heathrow Airport over the weekend, and then decided not to take his scheduled flight to Los Angeles.

The Sun newspaper says Gibb, 60, flew into a rage. The paper quotes a witness as saying he "went absolutely crazy and was swearing his head off at the check-in team."

The incident was reportedly sparked when Gibb, who had been hanging out in the British Airways first-class lounge, was chosen before boarding for a random pat down as part of extra security.

A spokesman for British Airways said while the airline doesn't name names, indeed, "A customer due to travel to Los Angeles refused to be subject to secondary searches at the gate and chose not to travel." The spokesman added, "BA is obliged to conduct searches by the U.S. authorities."

Gibb performed with his brothers Maurice and Barry in the popular 1970s group with hits including "Staying Alive" and "How Deep is Your Love."
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Ira Newton

Trust me! Robin is a very sensative and giving person
gives autographs generously and well meanining, as did all the bee gees, of all the rock stars of our era they are still the most polite and sincere of people. We all harbor the full range of emotions, and
reserve the "right" to express them. Let's hope you and I are not the next to do so, we can get ugly. AS
for how Robin "LOOKS" these days or whenever.. He did not become famous because of his "LOOKS" but rather for his many splindid "voices" do yourself a favor and
go listen to his rendition of "love hurts" on the Magna cd. Ira

November 05 2010 at 8:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Batman

If you are a blogger who says only Muslims should be searched, you are a complete idiot, and a bigot! Firstly, how can you tell just by looking at someone that they are a Muslim? There are caucasian Muslims all over the world. Secondly, do you seriously believe only Muslims can be terrorists? Do you remember Tim McVeigh? He wasn't a Muslim! Thirdly, if they are supposed to conduct RANDOM searches, wouldn't a rock star occasionally be searched, and not always a Muslim?

May 25 2010 at 11:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
masanddjs

He looks like death warmed over

May 25 2010 at 9:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vickenstein

Good for Robin. Maybe he didn't want a stranger touching him. Is that wrong? They've already got wands and full-body scanners - that's not enough? If the governments of this world were doing their jobs, it would not be necessary to treat regular people like criminals.

May 25 2010 at 9:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sandy

Get over it...There is no excuse for throwing a tantrum just say ok and get patted down..its not like they were gonna stick the nose of a dc10 up his bum (which he'd probably enjoy) hes a spoiled little old freek that has had his way for too long because of the "adoration" of his fans...He's no better than I when it comes to airport frisks...and th "dead Brother" excuse is really really really lame...I have a couple of Dead Brothers and I dont go around making an ass out of myself and using it for an excuse...life happens..deal with it and move on dont use an over extended mourning period as an excuse for being an assh**le

May 25 2010 at 6:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nick

He probably can't accept the fact that he's an OLD man now, a has-been, who's no longer good looking anymore.... Boy, father time sure sucks, eh? But whatever the reason Mr. Gibb blew a gasket shouldn't matter. It's not important. Let's just move on.....

May 25 2010 at 5:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Diana

*** Chances are the person checking him had no idea nor care of who Robin is....He needs to get over himself, buy a plane or go back and apologize for having a bad day.

May 25 2010 at 5:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hydrox7

I started a joke . . .

May 25 2010 at 5:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gin

It seems to me he would have gotten more and better attention had he allowed the search. Then he would have said, "Can you believe they searched me??" and not this crap. It's not a big deal to be searched/drug tested randomly unless you have something to hide. My company pulls names randomly to test. It doesn't bother me..whatever you got to do to keep me safe.

May 25 2010 at 5:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff

After looking at his photo that went with the story who would want to touch him in the first place??

May 25 2010 at 4:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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