Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb says a sexual predator tried to abuse him when he was as young as four years old.
Speaking to the Radio Times, the 70-year-old revealed he had doubts about speaking of the incident but has described his escape from a pedophile as “lucky”.
“A man tried to molest me when I was about four,” Gibb said.
“He didn’t touch me, but other things happened, and happened to other kids.
“Eventually they came and arrested him and they woke me up. Four years old and a policeman on your bed at four in the morning, interviewing you.
“If that doesn’t teach you about life, nothing does.”
Despite Gibb sharing the horrific revelation, he said giving further details about what happened back then would be “unpalatable”.
At the time of the incident, Gibb and his family were still living in the UK.
They wouldn’t move to Australia until 1958.
Gibb is the last surviving member of the Bee Gees — brothers Maurice and Robin died in 2003 and 2012, respectively.
Their youngest brother Andy, who was not a member of the band, died in 1998 at the age of 30 following years of drug abuse.
Gibb said in an interview with The Daily Mail in September 2016 that he and his wife Linda had seen manifestations of the deceased Robin and Andy.
At the time, the father-of-five said of the visions: “It’s not fun because you’re not quite sure what it was about. If it was real. I saw Robin and my wife saw Andy. Maybe it’s a memory producing itself outside your conscious mind or maybe its real.
“The biggest question of all is: is there life after death? I’d like to know.”
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Bee Gees most successful hit Saturday Night Fever.
Gibb is set to perform at Glastonbury on the weekend but said it would be tough without brothers Maurice and Robin by his side.
The star vowed to give it his “best shot” while also revealing that he wears heels to stay nimble.
“My knees and ankles wouldn’t last a show without them,” he said.
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