‘Home for Christmas’: Jimmy Barnes receives ‘best present’ after health ordeal

Dec 20, 2023
Jimmy Barnes has been given the "best medicine" in his ongoing health battle, Christmas at home with his loved ones. Source: Instagram/ @jimmybarnesofficial.

In heartwarming news, iconic Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes has received the best present he could have hoped for just in time for Christmas.

Following his recent health battle involving a serious infection and undergoing open-heart surgery that left fans anxiously awaiting news, Barnes has received the reassuring nod from doctors to leave hospital, providing the guarantee that he’ll be enjoying the festive season at home, ensuring he will be spending the festive season at home surrounded by loved ones.

Barnes’ wife, Jane, shared the good news with the public, telling fans that it was “the best present I could ever wish for”.

“On the 6th Day of Christmas my true love said to me … “the doctor says I can go home on Friday”. Jimmy will be home for Christmas, that’s the best present I could ever wish for,” she wrote.


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With the same level of excitement shared by Barnes’ wife and undoubtedly the rest of the Barnes clan, fans were equally elated to hear that Barnes would be heading home for Christmas.

“Freaking amazing news.Thank you Jane for the amazing updates,” one fan said.

“Great news home with you Jane and your wonderful family have a great Christmas and new year.”

“That’s awesome news, being at home with family is the best medicine.”

“Oh that’s such great news…… So good to hear, he will heal faster once home,” commented another elated fan.

“Christmas wishes do come true! So happy to hear the good news! You will be spoilt rotten at home Jimmy.”

After a tough health journey, the good news of Barnes heading home for Christmas brings a happy ending to the recent challenges faced by the Working Class Man hitmaker.

Barnes’ health challenges emerged in late November, leading to the cancellation of several upcoming performances. Taking to social media, the 67-year-old Cold Chisel frontman announced his hospitalisation, disclosing his struggle with bacterial pneumonia.

“I’m sorry to let you know that I’ve been receiving intravenous antibiotics over the last 36 hours to treat bacterial pneumonia,” he said.

“Unfortunately, this has stopped me travelling to Noumea to join Rock The Boat 2023 as planned. My band will still perform on board, together with my daughter Mahalia and other special guests.

“I’d like to apologise sincerely to everyone for the inconvenience and disappointment this has caused, but the doctors have confined me to bed for 2 days. The timing couldn’t be worse.”

Just when it seemed Barnes was bouncing back, captured in a cheerful Instagram post, enjoying a meal with a big smile, a surprising twist unfolded. Fans and the singer alike were taken aback when the news broke that he was headed for unexpected surgery.

With ongoing positive health updates following his surgery and now the news of Barnes leaving the hospital, there is undoubtedly ample reason for widespread celebration and joy among his fans and well-wishers.

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