‘Felt like the right time’: John Farnham announces major career news

Apr 10, 2024
Aussie singing sensation John Farnham has no doubt delighted fans with the announcement of his latest exciting endeavour. Source: Getty Images.

Following decades of success in the music industry and after recently overcoming serious health challenges, singing sensation John Farnham is set to tell his story with the release of his memoir.

The Voice Inside will explore Farnham’s rise to fame as well as his recent health scare and the loss of his close friend and manager Glenn Wheatley.

“Having been asked many times, it finally felt like the right time to sit down and tell my story,” Farnham said on Tuesday.

“It is a very strange feeling looking back on my life, on the good and the bad, and now that I have started it is all rushing back.

“I hope the book engages and entertains, because that’s what so much of my life has been about.”

Co-author Poppy Stockwell said she “can’t wait for readers to get an unfettered glimpse” into the music legend’s life, describing the stories he shared as “both deeply personal and wildly entertaining”.

“His resilience and sense of humour shine through every recollection, making this project a genuine reflection of the man behind the music,” she said.

“It’s been a joy to help bring his tales to life, and I can’t wait for readers to get an unfettered glimpse of the man whose music is the soundtrack to so many of our lives.”

Fans of the entertainment icon are sure to treasure the insights shared by Farnham, particularly after his courageous battle with cancer captivated the Australian public, a battle that shocked the nation.

In August 2022, Farnham underwent surgery and treatment for mouth cancer. Following multiple surgeries, 8 weeks of radiation, and a few setbacks, Farnham was given the “all clear” by doctors in July 2023 and was declared cancer free.

To celebrate the incredible news, Farnham issued a statement to fans on Wednesday, August 23, his first since receiving surgery.

“It’s been a year since my first surgery and to be honest I’ve lost count as to how many other procedures there’s been since then,” Farnham said at the time.

“I’m sure someone’s kept track of them all – let’s just say, there’s been a few. But, I’m home now and I’m a very grateful and happy man. I’m sitting here in my living room lapping up the attention from my beautiful wife, Jill, my boys Rob and James and my mini Schnauzer, Edmund.

“It’s only now that I can start to appreciate and comprehend, for myself, how many messages of love and support have been sent to me over the past year. I don’t know what to say, other than thank you so very much. It honestly means the world to me. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write and send a message.

“Today is a special day. And I’m going to mark it by having a pizza – because I can! I can’t wait to see what might be next on the menu. Bring on 2024.”

The Voice Inside is set to hit bookshelves in November 2024.

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