‘Hope I’ll be home for Christmas’: Jimmy Barnes ‘up and walking’ following hip surgery

Dec 16, 2022
Many of Barnes' fans were quick to share further messages of support and well wishes following the update. Source: Twitter/@jane13barnes

Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes has no doubt left fans delighted after he was pictured up and about following hip surgery.

Barnes’ wife Jane shared the promising update to social media with a photo of the singer smiling while using a walking frame to help him stand.

“Tubes out, drains out, up and walking slowly,” she wrote alongside the photo.

“So far so good. Incredible.”

Barnes took to social media with his own update, thanking fans for their support.

“Your on going messages of encouragement have been uplifting, they got me on my feet today!” he said.

“Looks I’m here for a while. The team are taking amazing care of me but I hope I’ll be home for Christmas.”

Many of Barnes’ fans were quick to share further messages of support and well wishes following the recent development.

“Hope you are feeling a little better Jimmy,” one fan wrote.

“Hope u make a speedy recovery jimmy but dont over do it baby steps u r in our thoughts cheers.”

“Best wishes for your recovery, Jimmy. Happy Christmas to you and your family.”

“I had a double replacement last year. First few days are tough but you will be amazed how quickly you progress!”

“Sending you lots of love and good wishes for a speedy recovery.”

Barnes’ recent health woes forced him to cancel his upcoming Australian tour after doctors informed the singer that he was in urgent need of surgery.

Barnes said despite cancelling a show being against his religion, his hip and back pain had left him in constant agony.

The singer attributed his health woes to a lifetime of jumping around on stage but was adamant about getting the issues fixed in order to continue rocking out with fans.

“I’ve been jumping off PA’s and stomping around stages for nearly 50 years, but it’s finally caught up with me,” Barnes said on social media.

“I’ve had niggling back and hip issues for years, but things suddenly got a lot worse over the last few weeks and I’m now in constant and severe pain.

“As everybody knows, it’s against my religion to blow out gigs but the Doctors tell me I need an operation as soon as possible and it will really limit my movement for a few months.

“As much as it kills me to inconvenience everyone, I have to get this fixed so I can jump around onstage for another 50 years.”

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