Jimmy Barnes is an Australian national treasure, a South Australian treasure even! That’s right, even though he was born in Scotland and no longer lives here, we’ll still claim him as our own.
Now, as Adelaide and South Australia heads into its six-day “circuit breaker” lockdown, Jimmy’s sending his love to us in the only way we’d expect.
Barnes posted a video to his social media accounts, telling us Adelaideans that we can get through this, just like Melbourne did.
“All we can say is Melbourne’s been locked down for so long and they’ve got through it. They’ve managed to fight through, Adelaide you can do the same. Just do all the right things.”
“You’re not really in the prison, it feels like you are”
He then launched into an acoustic version of Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues…appropriate.