John Farnham thanks fans after being declared cancer-free

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Australian music legend John Farnham is singing around the house and has thanked fans for their support in his first public comments since having surgery for mouth cancer a year ago

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Farnham, who was declared cancer-free in July, said in a statement on Wednesday he was “the luckiest man I know right now”.

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Close family friend Gaynor Wheatley also said on Melbourne radio that Farnham was now singing at home

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after his family feared at times over the past year he could have died.

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“It’s been a year since my first surgery and to be honest I’ve lost count as to how many other procedures there’s been since then,” Farnham, now aged 74, said.

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“I’m sure someone’s kept track of them all – let’s just say, there’s been a few. But, I’m home now and I’m a very grateful and happy man.

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I’m sitting here in my living room lapping up the attention from my beautiful wife, Jill, my boys Rob and James and my mini Schnauzer, Edmund.

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“It’s only now that I can start to appreciate and comprehend, for myself, how many messages of love and support have been sent to me over the past year.

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I don’t know what to say, other than thank you so very much. It honestly means the world to me. 

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