John Farnham is in hospital suffering a respiratory infection.
The 73-year-old singer’s family has revealed Farnham is currently undergoing treatment following his successful surgery to remove his mouth cancer last year.
“He is comfortable and receiving the very best care,” the statement, released by his wife Jill, reads.
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“John continues his recovery following last year’s successful surgery,” she said. “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 6 months and for all the kind messages that been received from across Australia and the world.”
Late last year, the You’re The Voice singer underwent surgery after he was admitted to a hospital to remove a cancerous growth. The procedure required 26 surgeons.
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This followed his initial cancer diagnosis in October of last year.
“Cancer diagnosis is something that so many people face every single day, and countless others have walked this path before me,” Farnham said in a statement shared with Nine’s entertainment editor Richard Wilkins at the time.
Three years prior to this, Farnham had also suffered a severe kidney infection.
“I didn’t realise until too late,” he told media. “I’d been feeling uncomfortable, my wife Jill had been telling me to go to the doctor. Typical bloody man, I was saying ‘Nah, I’ll be right, it’ll be fine’. Until I had to go [into hospital] and I was very unwell there for a while. I’m good now.”
Following the health scare, the legendary rocker was said to have given up cigarettes and alcohol to focus on his health.
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