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John Farnham’s first public appearance since oral surgery

John Farnham and wife Jillian pose with the bride and groom.

John Farnham and wife Jillian pose with the bride and groom. Photo: Instagram

Photos have emerged of music legend John Farnham, who had surgery for oral cancer in 2022, looking well at his son’s wedding.

Robert Farnham shared pictures on Sunday night from his wedding, which was held in February in front of family and friends.

One image showed the 74-year-old singer looking proud as he posed alongside the bride and groom, standing next to his own wife, Jillian.

In the second photo, a suited Farnham appears relaxed with his hands in his pockets as he shares a moment with his son.

It’s the first time Farnham has been seen in public since he had a 12-hour operation in August 2022 to remove a cancerous growth from his mouth.

Part of his jaw was removed and he also underwent reconstructive surgery.

Months later in March 2023, Farnham caught a chest infection and was rushed back to hospital.

John Farnham with his son Robert at the February wedding. Photo: Instagram

Then in August last year, Farnham celebrated doctors giving him the “all clear” from cancer.

“I am the luckiest man I know right now. 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,” he said.

“I’m sure someone’s kept track of them all – let’s just say, there’s been a few.”

Farnham said he would mark the “special day” by enjoying a pizza – “because I can”.

“I can’t wait to see what might be next on the menu. Bring on 2024.”

Robert Farnham and wife Melissa in February. Photo: Instagram

Robert Farnham posted the wedding photos to Instagram among other images of the couple on their special day.

“Shared the happiest moment with my favourite person in the universe and she said I do,” wrote Robert.

“Melissa, my life is forever better that you’re a part of it. You looked radiant, beautiful and elegant.

“I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us and I’m truly honoured to have you by my side as my wife for life.”

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