Jimmy shared a promising update at the start of February, regarding his health, just over a month after he revealed he would be undergoing open heart surgery in mid-December 2023.
"I'm please to report that my post-spinal surgery MRI shows up all clear. Physio has to support front and back healing so walking continues and more focus on core strength begins," he shared to social media on February 1st.
This latest update comes just a week after he revealed his PICC Line "was out" and that he was "on to the next phase of recovery."
In early January, Jimmy shared a beautiful message to Instagram welcoming the new year and reflecting on 2023.
He wrote that he would be "ready to rock" very soon, and was hoping to be back onstage "in a few months."
"The last year has been challenging for me at times but it has also been filled with love, family, food, and of course music," he wrote at the time.
"The difficult times have made me realize how lucky I am to be surrounded by my beautiful family and as I sit here in my bed recovering from surgery I am thankful to all the amazing people who have been a part of our lives and to everyone who has sent well wishes and cheered me on throughout the year.
"I look forward to seeing you on the road ahead. In a few months I will be ready to rock so dust off your dancing shoes we’ve got a hell of a year ahead of us."
Shortly after his surgery, Jane Barnes shared the good news that her husband would be able to spend the holiday period with his family.
"On the sixth day of Christmas my true love said to me … 'the doctor says I can go home on Friday'," she wrote on her Instagram on December 22nd.
"Jimmy will be home for Christmas, that's the best present I could wish for," she added. Awwww!
In his first post-surgery update, Jimmy shared some happy snaps of him smiling in bed enjoying a hearty meal, and posing outside in his wheelchair with his devoted wife and wrote that his was a "lucky family."
The update came after his devoted wife Jane had confirmed her husband had made it through his surgery and was recovering well in the ICU.
"We are so grateful for the incredible medical team looking after him. Thank you for all the love and support. I will keep you all posted. 🙏♥️," she wrote at the time.
Jimmy first revealed the "bad news" that he needed to undergo the risky surgery on December 13th, 2023.
"Despite everyone's best efforts the bacterial infection I've been battling over the last fortnight has apparently now spread to my heart," he wrote.
He then shared that the open-heart surgery would evidently "take [him] out of action for a while."
Jimmy said that just a few weeks before his health started to go downhill, he was the fittest he'd been in decades.
"This has all happened very suddenly so it's going to take a few days for everyone to figure out what's going to be doable with my upcoming shows," he wrote.
"I'm really sorry for all the inconvenience this will cause but please be patient while my team works hard to figure things out. A new plan will be announced as soon as possible."
"Given the serious nature of this operation I probably won't be posting again for the next few weeks," he continued.
"Here's hoping 2024 is full of much better things!"
The legendary Australian rock legend was first hospitalised with bacterial pneumonia, a potentially deadly infection.
The 67-year-old took to his social media pages to share the shocking news on November 28th, sharing with fans that he had been hooked up to an IV for the past 36 hours in an effort to help his body recover from the ailment, which can cause respiratory failure, sepsis, lung abscesses and even death if left untreated.
This latest health scare came more than a year on from a surgery that saw the Cold Chisel frontman undergo emergency hip surgery.
After more than 50 years of "jumping off PAs and stomping around stages", the music icon developed chronic hip and back issues, ultimately forcing him to cancel his scheduled 2022/2023 summer tour, and instead spend those months on bed rest recovering.
On November 28, 2022, Jimmy announced the heartbreaking news that he was currently in hospital being treated.
"I've had niggling back and hip issues for years, but things suddenly got a lot worse over the last few weeks and I'm now in constant and severe pain," he said in a statement at the time.
"As everybody knows, it's against my religion to blow out gigs but the doctors tell me I need an operation as soon as possible and it will really limit my movement for a few months," Jimmy added.
"As much as it kills me to inconvenience everyone, I have to get this fixed so I can jump around onstage for another 50 years."