In a shocking announcement, the family of music superstar John Farnham revealed that he had been diagnosed with cancer.
At a hospital in Victoria this morning, the vocalist from “You’re the Voice” is believed to have had a potentially malignant tumour removed from his body.
According to the entertainment reporter for 3AW, Peter Ford, much information is still unknown.
“The form of cancer that he does have is not well understood by any of us at this point.
We are aware that there is a tumour involved, but we are unable to pinpoint exactly where on his body it is located “he remarked.
The surgeons are positive that they will be successful in removing all of the potentially harmful tissue.
In a statement, Farnham said, “A cancer diagnosis is something that so many individuals face every single day, and countless others have travelled this route before me.”
“The one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that Victoria is home to some of the most qualified specialists working in the medical field today, and for that, we should all feel fortunate.”
At this time, the family begs that you respect their desire for privacy.
Farnham has been a consistent presence in Australian entertainment ever since he made his debut in the late 1960s under the stage name “Johnny Farnham,” which was given to him by his fans.
Whispering Jack, which was released in 1986 and included the 73-year-old artist’s song “You’re The Voice,” is the second best-selling record in Australia, behind only Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell” (1977).
In 1987 and 1996, he was recognised as the Outstanding Australian of the Year, and in 1996, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia.
He has been honoured with a total of 19 ARIA awards.