By Destiny Givens.
Shannon Noll has been languishing in a Kunming jail since mid 2018 after a well-meaning but ultimately ill-fated escapade with Ben Lee in the Spratly Islands. The prison term has come at a very bad time for Noll, following a breakout performance at the Duck Creek Picnic Races last July.
Fans have received some great news this morning, that Noll has reportedly made a complete recovery from colo-rectal surgery following a mishap last month. Taiwanese inmate, Mòhēi, posted the news (below) to his popular blog this morning.
Meanwhile, Ben Lee has released a single, Shannon Noll (no lols), to honor his erstwhile friend. The track is a free download and all proceeds will be going to the Kunming-One Innocence Project. The lyrics for the song have been reproduced, with permission, below.
Noll remains incarcerated in the Chinese prison with no prospect of release.
With Joshy and Captain Ben Lee Shipwrecked on the darling Spratlys Looking looking for an escape hatch Salty salty pepper patch They never play him on the radio And that's the way he likes it Yeah that's the way he likes it b-b-b-b-b-b-baby spice won't p-p-p-p-p-p-pay the price No l-l-l-l-l-l-lols For sh-sh-sh-sh-sh-sh-Shannon Noll k-k-k-k-k-k-k-kung pao ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-ni ni hao No l-l-l-l-l-l-lols For sh-sh-sh-sh-sh-sh-Shannon Noll