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Jimmy Barnes’ heartfelt message of hope for the South Australians affected by COVID-19

Rock legend Jimmy Barnes’ heartfelt message of hope for South Australians affected by the state’s strict six-day Covid lockdown

He’s the Scottish-born Australian rock legend who is known for singing about love, romance, guns and being a hard worker.

But on Thursday, Jimmy Barnes’ music took a heartfelt turn as he shared a message of hope to those affected by the latest Covid cluster in South Australia and the state’s strict six-day lockdown

Adelaide we’re sending this one out for you. Victoria did it and so can SA. We’ll send out some tunes to cheer you on,’ the 64-year-old captioned his post on Facebook.

‘For everyone everywhere locked up, locked down, isolating, feeling lonely. We’re here with you.’ 

In the clip, Jimmy encourages South Australians to ‘do all the right things’, before breaking out into song with his wife Jane Mahoney, who plays the guitar. 

The pair were covering Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues as tribute to those in Adelaide.

‘Just do all the right things. Stay distanced, wash hands, stay locked down and I’m sure it’ll clear up,’ he said.  

What a guy: Rock legend Jimmy Barnes has sent a heartfelt message of hope for South Australians affected by the state’s strict six-day Covid lockdown. In the clip, Jimmy encourages South Australians to ‘do all the right things’ before breaking out into song with his wife Jane Mahoney, who plays the guitar

Sweet: The pair were covering Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues as tribute to those in Adelaide

Sweet: The pair were covering Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues as tribute to those in Adelaide 

‘You’re not really in prison. It feels like you are – I know sometimes it really does feel like you are so this ones for you.’

Meanwhile, Jimmy recently opened up about a fateful last-second decision which saved his Thai-born wife and grandchildren from a deadly terror blast several years ago.

The Cold Chisel frontman was set to perform at a charity gig in Bangkok in August  2015.  

Life-changing: Meanwhile, Jimmy recently opened up about a fateful last-second decision which saved his Thai-born wife and grandchildren from a deadly terror blast several years ago.

Life-changing: Meanwhile, Jimmy recently opened up about a fateful last-second decision which saved his Thai-born wife and grandchildren from a deadly terror blast several years ago.

The family was staying at a hotel across the road from the iconic Erawan Shrine – the site where one of Thailand’s most notorious terror attacks unfolded. 

While on their way to a nearby restaurant on August 17, they noticed a large crowd gathered in front of the shrine and roadworks surrounding the area.

They decided to take the long way around, rather than push their grandson Dylan’s stroller through the throngs of worshipers and the array of heavy machinery. 

Sad: Jimmy, Jane and their grandchildren were staying at a hotel across the road from the iconic Erawan Shrine - the site where one of Thailand's most notorious terror attacks unfolded. Pictured: Blood and personal belongings of victims after the explosion on August 17, 2015

Sad: Jimmy, Jane and their grandchildren were staying at a hotel across the road from the iconic Erawan Shrine – the site where one of Thailand’s most notorious terror attacks unfolded. Pictured: Blood and personal belongings of victims after the explosion on August 17, 2015

Emergency: While on their way to a nearby restaurant on August 17, Jimmy and Jane noticed a large crowd gathered in front of the shrine and roadworks surrounding the area. Pictured: Thai rescue workers carry one of the 125 people injured after the pipe bomb exploded

Emergency: While on their way to a nearby restaurant on August 17, Jimmy and Jane noticed a large crowd gathered in front of the shrine and roadworks surrounding the area. Pictured: Thai rescue workers carry one of the 125 people injured after the pipe bomb exploded

It was this split second decision saving them from being blown up, with a pipe bomb with 3kg of TNT exploding outside the shrine.

The huge blast killed 20 people and left 125 others with horrific injuries and traumatising memories.

‘We were literally between buildings, so we were sheltered from the spray (of the blast) and you could feel the whole building shake. We were incredibly lucky,’ Jimmy said.   

Devastating: The huge blast killed 20 people and left 125 others with horrific injuries and traumatising memories. Pictured: Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a terror bombing rocked the religious shrine in central Bangkok

Devastating: The huge blast killed 20 people and left 125 others with horrific injuries and traumatising memories. Pictured: Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a terror bombing rocked the religious shrine in central Bangkok

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