Robin Gibb of Bee Gees Goes Crazy at Heathrow
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.
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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."