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"I didn't realise until too late": John Farnham opens up about severe health scare

"I didn't realise until too late": John Farnham opens up about severe health scare

Australian music icon John Farnham caused concern amongst his fans as he was forced to cancel his Australian tour at the last minute and was admitted into hospital.

He’s now opened up to The Daily Telegraph about the experience.

The 70-year-old said that he had a “severe” kidney infection.

“I didn't realise until too late. I'd been feeling uncomfortable. My wife Jill had been telling me to go to the doctor,” explained the singer.

Instead of seeking medical help, Farnham powered through the pain and thought that things will be fine.

“I was very unwell there for a while,” he added, stating that he is “good now”.

“It gave me a wake-up call to look after myself a bit more.”

The health scare was the wakeup call Farnham needed, as he has completely overhauled his lifestyle.

This includes giving up smoking, which the You’re The Voice star has done so since he was 14.

Farnham also admitted in the article that he has cut back on drinking in recent months.

The music icon is set to tour Australia again in November, with shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Caversham, Seppeltsfield and Werribee.

He is also touring New Zealand, with two shows in Auckland and Wellington.