Barry is the last surviving member of the group, following the passings of his siblings Maurice and Robin, in 2003 and 2012 respectively.
The success of the band is documentary in Frank Marshall’s new documentary The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, which will be streaming until January 17, 2021, on HBO, but Barry told CBS Sunday Morning that he won’t be tuning in.
“I can’t handle watching the rest of my family. I just can’t handle it,” he sighed. “Who would? I think it’s perfectly normal to not want to see how each brother was lost, you know? And I don’t want to address it. I’m past it.”
Barry also addressed rumors he had a “breakdown” following Robin’s death in 2012, insisting: “I didn’t have a breakdown, actually. I just didn’t know where to go. I didn’t know what to do. And I didn’t know how to be perceived. I didn’t know how to perceive other people’s opinions. So basically, I’ve been in lockdown for years now!”
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart offers an intimate look at the relationships between Barry and his late brothers Maurice and Robin.
“Like so many people, I’ve loved the Bee Gees’ music all my life,” director Marshall in a statement, “but discovering their uncanny creative instincts and the treasure trove of music, their humor, and loyalty was a great two-year journey. We are very happy and proud to be with HBO, and it has been an honor to work on this project.”