Jimmy Barnes has issued a statement from Thailand after being about 50 metres from the Bangkok bombing with his family last night.
Jimmy and Jane Barnes were holidaying in Thailand with daughter Elly-May, her husband Liam and their son Dylan when the bomb exploded as they were heading to dinner with a friend.
Jimmy says it was sheer luck that they changed route and took an overhead bridge to avoid the crowded street below. It turned into a life saving decision.
Jimmy says, “My family and I are lucky to be alive. We walked the long way around to get to a restaurant because we had my grandson Dylan with us, and that probably saved our lives. Had we gone the direct route we would have been right where the bomb exploded, in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“When it first happened we didn’t realise quite how devastating it had been but we now know that many people lost their lives or were hurt. All those families will be left with pain and sadness that will stay with them forever. Our prayers and our love go out to all those people and our thanks also go out to everyone who reached out to see if we were all right.
“The Thai people are beautiful people and we send all our love out to them in this time of great pain. Thankfully we are fine but this is a reminder that life can change in a heartbeat. Hold the ones you love close to you and enjoy every moment you get to share with them in this life. Love is the way. Hate and anger only bring pain and suffering”.
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