The family of John Farnham has released a new statement regarding the singer’s health condition, revealing that his recovery “is progressing well.”

It was revealed last month that the Australian music icon had been diagnosed with cancer, and was being sent to a Victorian hospital for treatment.

The following day, Farnham’s family – wife Jill and sons Robert and James – confirmed that he had successfully undergone eleven-and-a-half hour surgery in Melbourne was was in a “stable condition in ICU.”

And several weeks later, they’ve provided an updated statement regarding Farnham’s health. “John’s recovery from last month’s surgery for mouth cancer is progressing well,” the statement explains.

“His medical team are very pleased with his progress over the past month. He was moved from ICU and into a general ward a couple of weeks ago. That in itself was terrific progress.”

The statement added that Farnham has now been transferred to a rehab facility. “Each of these steps means things are moving in the right direction and for that we are enormously thankful.

“Our family is so very grateful to all the remarkable teams of Victorian medical professionals who have taken such good care of John. These outcomes are a credit to their dedication, skills and compassion.”

A website,, has been established for fans to send their well-wishes to Farnham and his family. This is due to the singer not having any dedicated social media presence.

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“We have received many thousands of beautiful messages via the website since it was launched. Being surrounded by this much love and support has meant the world to us all. Thank you,” the family’s statement concluded.

One of Australia’s finest singers, Farnham last released an album in 2016 with Friends for Christmas, a collaboration with the late, great Olivia Newton-John. The album reached top spot on the ARIA Albums Chart, going on to be certified platinum twice.

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