John Farnham’s son shares heartwarming throwback photo to celebrate milestone anniversary

Apr 15, 2023
The happy snap comes as Farnham continues his recovery from cancer. Source: Getty Images.

To celebrate his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, James, the son of the renowned singer John Farnham, has paid tribute by sharing a nostalgic photo of his father.

In celebration of the milestone occasion, James posted a throwback photo of Farnham alongside his wife, Jill, during a family trip to Singapore in 2016.

“Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to my amazing parents! They are an inspiration to me and I strive to have the same relationship with my @dankydinosaur as mum and dad have had,” he wrote alongside the photo.

“Love them both to the end of earth and would do anything for either one of them. Love you Mum and Dad, Congratulations.”


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Fans were quick to congratulate the couple on their anniversary while wishing them all the best.

“Wow! 50 years. To support each other for a lifetime is a wonderful journey. May you both continue to share your love, wisdom and compassion with each other,” one person wrote.

“Happy Anniversary to you both and ThankYou for The Music, The Entertainment, The Laughter and the Concerts I’ve followed John around Australia and had a blast, made many friends who also adore you, I love you John and Jilly and wish you nothing but the best of health.”

“Happy anniversary to your Mum and Dad. I feel like there’s a very funny backstory to this photo,” commented another.

“Love this. Thanks for sharing. John is the best. His always been my favourite singer and only singer I have ever loved. Nothing or no one will ever beat him.”

The happy snap follows Farnham’s unfortunate recent return to hospital after suffering from a respiratory infection as he continues his recovery from cancer.

In late March, 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.

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