Iconic Australian singer, John Farnham, celebrated an extra special Father’s Day this year, marked by a heartwarming tribute from his loving sons coupled with the recent good news that he had overcome his battle against cancer.
In celebration of the special day, Robert and James Farnham both took to Instagram to share heartwarming messages to their dad alongside cherished photos.
Robert shared a throwback snapshot from a past ad campaign in which both he and his father had participated, expressing the depth of his affection for his dad.
“Happy Father’s Day Dad, love you heaps and heaps… and cheers for putting my butt in this campaign,” he wrote.
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Supporters wasted no time showering Robert with praise for his “gorgeous” post, many enjoying the throwback image of him and his father.
“I remember this ad!! Loved it then..love it more now! Have a blast today with your beautiful Dad xxx,” one fan wrote.
“Awww what a gorgeous pic!! Happy Father’s Day to you John. Hope you are enjoying your day. Happy butt reveal day to you Rob. That’s gold!!!”
“Oh my goodness. Happy Father’s Day to your Dad hope he enjoys his day with family,” commented another.
James also celebrated his “legend” father on his special day, taking to Instagram with his own photo captured backstage at one of his father’s concerts.
“Happy fathest day Dad! Love ya heaps and heaps ya Legend!!” he wrote.
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Much like his brother’s post, James was quickly inundated with messages from adoring fans with many offering their best to Farnham.
“Enjoy your special day with your special dad,” one person wrote.
“He’s awesome..much loved by family & friends and Aussies’ in general
“Big happy Father’s Day to John, and all the dads, wherever they may be,” another commented.
“Happy Father’s Day to your wonderful & amazing Dad.”
Father’s Day would have no doubt been a special day in the Farnham household this year after it was recently announced that the You’re the Voice hitmaker had overcome his cancer battle.
A year on from his shocking cancer diagnosis, the singing sensation recently delivered a heartfelt message to his loyal fans, expressing his profound gratitude for their unwavering support throughout his journey.
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 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 in 2022.
“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.”
Farnham’s sea of adoring fans wasted no time flooding social media with messages of love and support as they learned of Farnham’s triumph over cancer.