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John Farnham's iconic songs move up on the iTunes chart following his shock cancer diagnosis


John Farnham’s iconic songs storm the iTunes chart following his shock cancer diagnosis

John Farnham’s iconic back catalogue is storming up the iTunes chart as Aussies rush to download the stars many 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 another three singles also made it into the top 50.

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

John Farnham's iconic songs have moved up on the iTunes chart following his shock cancer diagnosis

John Farnham’s iconic songs have moved up on the iTunes chart following his shock cancer diagnosis

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

‘We have recently discovered that John has a cancerous growth. He has been admitted to hospital this morning for surgery and ongoing treatment,’ it read.

Farnham also provided a statement, in which he said cancer diagnosis was something that ‘so many people face every single day’.

The 73-year-old's 1986 hit You're the Voice is number nine on the Australian chart, while another three singles also made it into the top 50

The 73-year-old’s 1986 hit You’re the Voice is number nine on the Australian chart, while another three singles also made it into the top 50

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

Farnham, best known for his iconic Aussie anthem You’re the Voice, said cancer was something that ‘so many people face every single day’.

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

It comes after Farnham's family issued a statement revealing his cancer battle on Tuesday morning, sending shockwaves through the entertainment industry

It comes after Farnham’s family issued a statement revealing his cancer battle on Tuesday morning, sending shockwaves through the entertainment industry

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

A source said the musician was being supported by his wife Jill and two adult sons Robert and James.

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

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