Silverchair's frontman says that he's definitely 'on the mend' following several weeks of intensive treatment in Los Angeles.

"It's going really, really well," Johns said of his new treatments. "A lot better than I ever expected. (When I first got here) I was on a cane, and it took me 10 minutes to walk about 10 meters. I was literally that slow, and since I've been here I've been getting all alternative treatments and gradually coming off the Western medicine because it was just making me more dependent on the drugs and giving me less ability to actually get up. And yeah, since I've been here I'm off the cane and walking well. I can play guitar for about 10 or 15 minutes a day. It's definitely getting better. And it's getting better pretty quick, too. It's only been about six weeks."

According to the band's management, there is still a chance that Daniel might be well enough enough to return to Australia for the ARIA Awards on October 15 although "obviously his continued recovery is the main priority".