Jimmy Barnes has almost fully recovered from open heart surgery.
And the rocker has now revealed that he didn’t get through the tough times alone.
The singer, 67, with the help of his attentive wife Jane, has frequently kept his fans informed about his health since contracting bacterial pneumonia.
But on Sunday he revealed that an encouraging phone call from his close friend John Farnham also helped him get through the worst, he reported. Herald of the sun.
“I was in critical condition before they said they had to have heart surgery. There were times when I told Jane, “I don’t think I’m going to make it,” she confessed.
Jimmy Barnes, 67 (pictured), has almost fully recovered from open heart surgery. And the rocker revealed Sunday that he didn’t get through the tough times alone.
‘I was so hot and in so much pain, working just to think… John called me at the hospital. He was great. He made a joke with me and we laughed.’
Jimmy continued: “I hadn’t heard his voice since he had surgery and he said, ‘Oh, I thought I’d call you and I want to encourage you to reach out to me.’
He said hearing the contemporary singer, 74, offer encouragement after undergoing his own surgery “lifted my spirits a lot.”
On Sunday, he revealed that an encouraging phone call from his close friend John Farnham, 74, (pictured) helped him get through the worst, the Herald Sun reported.
The Scottish-born Australian went on to say that he and John joked about acting together when something is wrong (with my baby) in hospital gowns.
John was able to relate to Jimmy better than anyone after the You’re The Voice hitmaker underwent his own 12-hour surgery for throat cancer in 2022.
Doctors removed a cancerous tumor from his mouth during the procedure and the singer was declared cancer-free just 12 months later.
The singer, with the help of his attentive wife Jane, has frequently kept his fans informed about his health since contracting bacterial pneumonia.
Jimmy’s battle with bacterial pneumonia last year became a fight for survival when the doctor discovered he had a staph infection that had spread to his heart.
However, he has since recovered, and his last health update came just a few weeks ago, when he told fans he was “doing more around the house.”
In a photo gallery posted on his Instagram, the beloved singer looked fit and healthy as he helped his wife carve a delicious roast.
Just days before, he told his followers that he was facing “a long recovery.”