After returning to hospital recently with a respiratory infection, it has now been revealed that legendary Australian singer John Farnham is “doing OK” and is “on the road to recovery”.
During an appearance on the TODAY show, entertainment editor Richard Wilkins eased the concerns of many of Farnham’s fans when he provided details of the singer’s recovery.
“John is doing OK. He had this chest infection off the back of the tumour removal out of his mouth but he is doing OK, under medical supervision on the road to recovery,” Wilkins said.
“But it is a long road. Thankfully they found the damn thing before it got any worse.
“John is so buoyed by the love and support, set this website up where people can leave support and messages for him. He knows how much affection and love there is for him.”
Late last month, Farnham’s family released a statement announcing that “John has been receiving ongoing treatment, care and rehabilitation support over recent months from his medical team.”
“He is currently being treated for a respiratory infection in hospital, but he is comfortable and receiving the very best care,” the statement read.
“John continues his recovery following last year’s successful surgery. He’s always been a strong and determined person with everything he’s ever done, and we are all so very proud of him. He is responding well to the specialist care he’s receiving.
“The family would like re-iterate their appreciation for all the medical staff that have attended to John over the past six months and for all the kind messages that been received from across Australia and the world.
“No further comment is available at this time, and the family appreciates the media’s continued respect for their privacy.”
Farnham was originally admitted to hospital in Victoria on August 23, 2022, for “surgery and ongoing treatment” after doctors discovered “a cancerous growth”.
At the time, Farnham issued a statement where he expressed his gratitude for having “the best specialist healthcare professionals in Victoria”.
“Cancer diagnosis is something that so many people face every single day, and countless others have walked this path before me,” he said.
Following a “successful” surgery that took a marathon 12 hours, it was announced that Farnham was in a stable condition and on the road to recovery.
Farnham’s wife, Jill, provided an update at the time where she revealed her husband was in “a stable condition in ICU”.
“The cancer tumour was located in his mouth and it has been successfully removed. There is still a long road of recovery and healing ahead of us, but we know John is up for that task,” she said.