Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes has shared a devastating health update on social media, revealing that a bacterial infection he battled over the past fortnight has spread to his heart.
The 67-year-old, who was hospitalised with pneumonia two weeks ago, took to Instagram to announce the unfortunate news, stating that the infection had affected a previously replaced healthy valve due to a congenital defect. Consequently, Barnes is set to undergo open heart surgery.
Expressing his frustration and surprise at the sudden turn of events, Barnes shared, “Just a few weeks ago, I was the fittest I’ve been in decades!”
In the Instagram statement, Barnes also apologised for any inconvenience caused by the unexpected health setback, acknowledging that it would take a few days to determine the feasibility of his upcoming shows. Despite the challenges, he urged fans to be patient.
However, Barnes’s family remains optimistic about the surgery’s success. His son, David Campbell, reassured fans that the legendary rocker is in excellent hands. While Barnes is passionate about his work and regrets letting down his fans, the family is grateful that the bacterial pneumonia led to the discovery of the heart infection.
We wish Jimmy Barnes a speedy recovery.
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