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John Farnham’s Family Share Health Update Following Cancer Diagnosis

The family of John Farnham has given an update on the music icon’s health following the news he was undergoing treatment for cancer. The update follows yesterday’s news that the 73-year-old had been admitted to a Melbourne hospital for surgery and treatment on a “cancerous growth”.

“We are genuinely overwhelmed by the incredible wave of support, love and messages we have received from so many people around Australia,” the statement, signed by the Farnham family, read. “This means so much to us as a family. Thank you to everyone for this. John will be blown away.”

John Farnham was admitted to hospital for surgery on a cancerous growth

“John has been through an eleven and a half hour surgery in Melbourne yesterday and is now in a stable condition in ICU,” Jill Farnham said. A cancerous tumour was located in the singer’s mouth, but Jill said it has now been successfully removed. “There is still a long road of recovery and healing ahead of us, but we know John is up for that task,” she said.

Farnham’s sons, Rob and James, are also quoted in the statement, noting that the surgery was successful and that their father’s current outlook is positive.

“We are in awe of the incredible teams of healthcare professionals who have guided us through this very challenging time with such compassion,” Rob and James Farnham said. “All of you undertook this big job and have given us a magnificent outcome.”

John Farnham launched his career in the late 1960s, achieving nationwide fame with the single ‘Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)’ in 1967. He went by the name Johnny Farnham for the next decade, before rebranding as John Farnham for the 1980 album, Uncovered.

Farnham’s most enduring body of work is 1986’s Whispering Jack, which included the international hit, ‘You’re the Voice’. Whispering Jack is one of the best-selling albums of all time in Australia, trailing behind only Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell.

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