Barry Gibb: 'A man tried to molest me when I was four'

Barry Gibb in 2014
Barry Gibb in 2014

Barry Gibb has spoken about his experiences of being abused as a child for the first time.

The last remaining Bee Gee gave an interview to Radio Times ahead of his performance at Glastonbury this coming Sunday afternoon. 

He said: "I’ve never said this before, Jesus Christ, should I be saying it now?” said Gibb.

“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.

The Bee Gees

“And eventually they came and arrested him, and they woke me up during the night. Four years old and a policeman on your bed at four in the morning, interviewing you!”

Gibb added: “If that doesn’t teach you about life, nothing does. But it’s vivid for me still. I’ve never told anybody.”

Gibb, who is 70, was born on the Isle of Man, where he lived with his parents, elder sister and two younger twin brothers – with whom he comprised the Bee Gees – until he was at school.