Cancelled: Jimmy Barnes had to pull out of a series of upcoming performances after testing positive for Covid.  Photographed on stage in Melbourne in September 2018

Jimmy Barnes is forced to postpone his tour dates after testing positive for Covid

Jimmy Barnes had to pull out of a series of upcoming performances after testing positive for Covid.

The 66-year-old singer made the announcement Tuesday on Instagram, sharing a photo of two positive rapid antigen tests.

It comes just days after Jimmy announced the death of his older sister, Linda, in what has been an undeniably difficult week for the rockstar.

Cancelled: Jimmy Barnes had to pull out of a series of upcoming performances after testing positive for Covid. Photographed on stage in Melbourne in September 2018

Jimmy explained that although his Mackay show was postponed, he had to cancel his headlining appearance at the Stranded In the Whitsundays concert on Daydream Island.

“Sorry to inform you that I have returned two positive RATs for Covid-19. I don’t feel too bad so far, but I have to self-isolate for seven days,” he began.

“That means we will have to reschedule this Saturday’s show at Mackay. The new date will be August 27. So please keep your tickets and thank you to everyone involved for making this change at very short notice.

Positive: The 66-year-old singer made the announcement on Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a photo of two positive rapid antigen tests

Positive: The 66-year-old singer made the announcement on Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a photo of two positive rapid antigen tests

“Unfortunately this also means I cannot make it to Daydream Island on Thursday. The Black Sorrows and Diesel are replacing me alongside Darryl Braithwaite and Richard Clapton, so the whole event will still take place in the beautiful Whitsundays this week.

He added, “Believe me, if I wasn’t contagious and could get out of bed, I’d be here singing for you.”

Jimmy also offered his “sincere apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced by this”, acknowledging that many fans would be disappointed by the cancellation.

“Sorry to inform you that I have returned two positive RATs for Covid-19. I don’t feel too bad so far, but I have to self-isolate for seven days,” he began. Pictured with his wife, Jane

“I know you have all traveled and planned your vacations around it. I’ll catch up with everyone before too long. Have a nice weekend up there. I know where I would rather be,” he concluded.

Returning to Instagram on Tuesday, Jimmy shared a photo of himself sitting up in bed, while a second photo showed his 41-year-old wife Jane cooking him noodle soup.

‘Once again, I want to thank you all for your messages of support. I’m fine on day 2, just gotta be quiet for a while,’ he captioned the post.

Bed rest: Returning to Instagram on Tuesday, Jimmy shared a photo of himself sitting up in bed, while a second photo showed his 41-year-old wife Jane cooking him noodle soup

Bed rest: Returning to Instagram on Tuesday, Jimmy shared a photo of himself sitting up in bed, while a second photo showed his 41-year-old wife Jane cooking him noodle soup

'Once again, I want to thank you all for your messages of support.  I'm fine on day 2, just have to lay low for a while.  Luckily I have the best nurse in the world,' he wrote.

‘Once again, I want to thank you all for your messages of support. I’m fine on day 2, just have to lay low for a while. Luckily I have the best nurse in the world,’ he wrote.

Speaking of Jane, 64, he added: ‘Lucky I have the best nurse in the world.

On Sunday, Jimmy announced his sister’s death on Twitter, sharing a photo of the two of them together as children.

“I remember when I was little and my big sister watched over me. I love you Linda,” he tweeted.

Loss: It comes just days after Jimmy announced the death of his older sister, Linda, in what has been an undeniably difficult week for the rockstar

Loss: It comes just days after Jimmy announced the death of his older sister, Linda, in what has been an undeniably difficult week for the rockstar

In an Instagram post on Monday, he shared a photo of himself holding a vase of flowers as he thanked everyone for their “support” during a “difficult and overwhelming” week.

‘Thank you for all your messages of condolences on the passing of my beautiful sister Linda. This week has been tough and overwhelming. Your support is appreciated,” he captioned the post.

Although Jimmy hasn’t publicly shared Linda’s cause of death, her brother John Swan revealed on Facebook on Friday that she had multiple sclerosis.

Tough times: In an Instagram post on Monday, he shared a photo of himself holding a vase of flowers as he thanked everyone for their

Tough times: In an Instagram post on Monday, he shared a photo of himself holding a vase of flowers as he thanked everyone for their “support” during a “difficult and overwhelming” week.

“It is with great sadness that I have to tell you. My little sister Linda passed away this morning, she fought so hard. God I love her,’ John wrote on Facebook.

John then revealed in another Facebook post on Friday that Linda had multiple sclerosis and was in a wheelchair.

“She was such a champion, she knew it for a long time and only recently told us she was sick,” he wrote.

Missing: Jimmy explained that although his Mackay show was postponed, he had to cancel his headliner at the Stranded In the Whitsundays concert on Daydream Island

Missing: Jimmy explained that although his Mackay show was postponed, he had to cancel his headliner at the Stranded In the Whitsundays concert on Daydream Island

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