John Farnham’s Iconic Songs Storm the iTunes Chart After His Shock Cancer Diagnosis

John Farnham’s Iconic Hits Climb the iTunes Charts After His Shock Cancer Diagnosis

John Farnham’s iconic back catalog is taking the iTunes charts by storm as Australians rush to download the stars of scores of hits following his shock cancer diagnosis.

The 73-year-old’s 1986 hit You’re the Voice is number nine on the Australian chart, while three other singles have also cracked the top 50.

Two Strong Hearts came in at number 23, while Burn for You is at number 37 and That’s Freedom is at number 40.

John Farnham’s Iconic Hits Storm the iTunes Charts After His Shock Cancer Diagnosis

He comes after Farnham The family released a statement revealing their battle with cancer on Tuesday morning, sending shockwaves through the entertainment industry.

“We recently discovered that John had a cancerous growth. He was admitted to hospital this morning for surgery and ongoing treatment,’ it read.

Farnham also provided a statement in which he said being diagnosed with cancer was something “so many people face every day”.

The 73-year-old's 1986 hit You're the Voice is number nine on the Australian chart, while three other singles have also cracked the top 50.

The 73-year-old’s 1986 hit You’re the Voice is number nine on the Australian chart, while three other singles have also cracked the top 50.

“The one thing I know for sure is that we have the best healthcare professionals in Victoria, and we can be grateful for that. I know I am,” he said.

Farnham, best known for his iconic Australian anthem You’re the Voice, said cancer was something “so many people face every day”.

He underwent a marathon 12-hour operation in Melbourne on Tuesday to remove a tumor and part of his jawbone, in an operation involving 26 medical staff.

The cause of his cancer is unclear, but it comes just three years after he finally quit a smoking habit that had plagued him since he was 14.

It comes after Farnham's family released a statement revealing their battle with cancer on Tuesday morning, sending shockwaves through the entertainment industry.

It comes after Farnham’s family released a statement revealing their battle with cancer on Tuesday morning, sending shockwaves through the entertainment industry.

On Tuesday evening, Farnham was confirmed to be out of surgery and in good spirits after the lengthy procedure.

“John is now out of surgery and in intensive care. He is in stable condition. The surgery, as I reported this morning, took nearly 12 hours,’ veteran entertainment journalist Peter Ford said on Twitter.

Farnham’s family also confirmed the operation was successful and he is now being treated in intensive care.

“John’s operation started at 8.00am this morning and was successfully completed at 7.30pm tonight. He has now been transferred to intensive care and is in stable condition,’ his family said in a statement on Tuesday evening.

The revelation comes just weeks after the Australian music industry was rocked by the death of longtime Farnham friend and collaborator Olivia Newton-John following her long battle with breast cancer.

The revelation comes just weeks after the Australian music industry was rocked by the death of longtime Farnham friend and collaborator Olivia Newton-John following her long battle with breast cancer.

The revelation comes just weeks after the Australian music industry was rocked by the death of longtime Farnham friend and collaborator Olivia Newton-John following her long battle with breast cancer.

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