‘Looking a lot better’: Fans rejoice as Jimmy Barnes shares promising health update

Dec 06, 2023
The announcement sparked a wave of joy and relief among fans, who had been holding their breath since news broke about Barnes' health issues. Source: Getty Images.

Iconic Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes has delighted fans across the nation after revealing a promising health update, easing weeks of concern stemming from his recent health scare and leaving fans eagerly anticipating news of his recovery.

The 67-year-old singer delivered the good news directly to his legion of devoted fans while expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support and well-wishes he had received during his health battle, assuring everyone that he is on the road to recovery.

“Bangers & sweet potato mash, peas and onion gravy,” he wrote.

“Thank you my darling @squeejie for making me one of my favourite meals. I’m being well looked after, very grateful for all your wishes.”


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The announcement sparked a wave of joy and relief among fans, who had been holding their breath since news broke about Barnes’ health issues.

“Great to see you up and about with a smile on your face take it real easy bro and see you real soon,” one relieved fan wrote.

“Sending healing vibes, looking good now Jimmy xxx.”

“Glad to see you are on the mend and being fed well!”

“Hopefully it won’t be too long now before you are out of hospital and home again, best wishes for a speedy recovery,” commented another.

“You’re looking a lot better, Jimmy, keep it up and do what the nurses tell you!!!”

Fans had been anxiously awaiting news on Barnes’ health after he recently announced the cancellation of several shows after being admitted to hospital to be treated for 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 at the time.

“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.”

With the welcomed news of Barnes’ improving health, fans are no doubt eagerly anticipating his prompt comeback to the stage, where he can once more captivate audiences with his electrifying performances.

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