Hey Hey It's Saturday star John Blackman has shown off his new jaw after having it replaced with a leg bone to save him from an aggressive form of skin cancer.
The 72-year-old went under the knife on Friday to have what he called a 'gutter' placed in his mouth to stop him from dribbling after having his jaw completely removed and replaced with a reshaped section of his fibula.
The actor and TV personality took to Twitter to thank his surgeons from The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after the latest step in his cancer battle, which saw him first undergo surgery in September 2018.
John Blackman (pictured) shared a photo of himself to Twitter after successfully going under the knife to have his jaw removed and replaced with a reshaped section of his fibula
Blackman thanked his fans for messages of support and called surgeons at The Alfred Hospital his 'angels'
'A huge ''thank you'' for the hundreds of messages of goodwill posted here over the past few days in relation to my latest surgical procedure - I was genuinely moved by each and everyone of them,' he wrote.
'Also to the angels at The Alfred - the best hospital in the world, my plastic surgeon, casinoredkings Frank Bruscino-Raiola & my dentist, Ian Hewson!
'I can now finally see a glimmer of light at the end of a very long & dark tunnel!'
He also shared an image of himself in high spirits following the successful surgery.
Blackman is pictured in hospital after his operation to remove his jaw and replace it with a section of his fibula to remove cancer cells
Blackman (pictured far left) spent 28 years on Hey Hey It's Saturday as the voiceover man and creator of character Dickie Knee