It seems jumping off PA’s and stomping around stages has caught up with Jimmy Barnes.

The Working Class Man has pulled out of a string of upcoming gigs, announcing he needs back and hip surgery.

Barnesy won’t be fit to perform live for several months.

His mates including The Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite, The Living End, Wolfmother, Noiseworks and Diesel are set to fill-in.

“I’m very grateful that the Gurus have agreed to headline these three big gigs in my absence”, Barnesy said.

“We played some great shows together last summer so I know audiences will be in good hands. Their addition to the top of the Wollongong, Torquay and Rochford line-ups also means that the other bands on the bill, like The Living End, Wolfmother and Noiseworks, will still get their chance to rock. That’s important for everyone after all the disrupted touring over recent years so I strongly encourage people to #keepyourticket and support some of our finest Aussie artists at these shows.”

No WA concerts have been affected.

He is completely confident of making a full recovery and hitting the road again in the second half of 2023.

“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. 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. 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.”