Jimmy Barnes announced some great health news on Wednesday as he revealed he’s currently recovering in the ICU following his heart surgery.
The rock legend, 67, was recently rushed to the ER after the bacterial pneumonia he contracted two weeks ago worsened his condition.
After undergoing open heart surgery, the musician took to his Instagram to inform his followers he is healthy, happy and likely to make a full recovery.
His wife Jane posted on his behalf as she lay in the hospital bed next to him, writing: ‘Hi it’s Jane Barnes here. Sharing a couple pics from earlier this morning.
‘I’m happy to let you know that our Jimmy has made it through his surgery and is now recovering in the ICU.’
Jimmy Barnes, 67, (pictured) announced some great health news on Wednesday as he revealed he’s currently recovering in the ICU following his heart surgery
She continued: ‘We are so grateful for the incredible medical team looking after him. Thank you for all the love and support. I will keep you all posted.’
Just hours before, the Scottish-born Aussie informed his followers he was undergoing open heart surgery after a bacterial infection spread to his heart.
Late last month, Jimmy was forced to cancel his headlining appearance at Rock the Boat cruise festival in Noumea, New Caledonia, after being hospitalised with bacterial pneumonia.
His wife Jane (left) posted on his behalf as she lay in the hospital bed next to him, writing: ‘I’m happy to let you know our Jimmy has made it through his surgery and is now recovering in the ICU’
He was then forced to pull out of his scheduled performance at By The C in Torquay on December 2 after his conditioned failed to improve.
Jimmy has a string of sold-out headlining gigs booked for January and February, including multiple shows at the Red Hot Summer Tour festival.
However, Jimmy confirmed on Wednesday his upcoming shows will likely be axed after doctors found his infection had spread.
The rock legend was recently rushed to the ER after the bacterial pneumonia he contracted two weeks ago worsened his condition
Jimmy wrote in a statement: ‘Unfortunately I got some bad news late yesterday… despite everyone’s best efforts the bacterial infection I’ve been battling over the last fortnight has apparently now spread to my heart.
‘It’s infected an otherwise healthy valve that was replaced some years ago due to a congenital defect, so I’ll be getting open heart surgery over the next few hours to clear this infection and put in a clean valve.
He went on to express his frustration and shock at the diagnosis, writing: ‘Obviously this is going to take me out of action for a while. I know lots of other people are battling even worse things but it still feel hugely frustrating. Just a few weeks ago I was the fittest I’ve been in decades!
‘Anyway, as you can hopefully appreciate, this has all happened very suddenly so it’s going to take a few days for everyone to figure out what is going to be doable with my upcoming shows.’