Bee Gees singer’s shocking child abuse reveal

By Lindsay de Freitas
20 June 2017

Barry Gibb, the only surviving member of the original band, has revealed for the first time that a man attempted to sexually abuse him when he was a child.

Barry Gibb, the only surviving member of the original band, has revealed for the first time that a man attempted to sexually abuse him when he was a child.

The 70-year-old singer-songwriter and producer revealed that he was only four-years-old when he was interrogated by police after the attempted child molestation.

“I’ve never said this before, Jesus Christ, should I be saying it now? But there was a moment in time when a man tried to molest me when I was about four years old. He didn’t touch me, but other things happened, and happened to other kids,” revealed the rocker who lost his younger brothers Robin and Maurice in 2012 and 2003 respectively.

The father-of-five also added the man was ultimately arrested.

“Four years old and a policeman on your bed at four in the morning, interviewing you,” he recalled. “If that doesn’t teach you about life, nothing does. But it’s vivid for me still. I’ve never told anybody.”

When asked if the incident took place at home, he replied, “Those details would be unpalatable.”

The revealing interview comes ahead of Barry’s performance at the UK mega-festival Glastonbury this weekend.

The crooner, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ten years ago, will take to the stage as the only surviving member of the Bee Gees. His highly anticipated performance follows his cameo appearance at last year’s festival, when the star joined Coldplay on stage to sing the Bee Gees’ To Love Somebody.

Sources: guardian.com, bbc.com, foxnews.com

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