Australian actor and singer Johnny Ruffo has shared an update on his health almost a year after he revealed he was battling brain cancer for the second time.

The 33 year old, who is a former Home & Away actor, took to Instagram to share that he’s “not giving up the fight”. He posted a sweet photo of himself and his girlfriend Tahnee Sims and captioned the picture, “Just thought i’d jump on and give an update…
I’m still kicking along with my chemotherapy treatment, feeling pretty exhausted but I’m doing great otherwise & not giving up the fight 💪🏽 Thanks for all the support!!”

Ruffo was first diagnosed with the devastating disease in November 2017. Appearing on 7NEWS Spotlight in June of this year, the actor and singer emotionally recalled receiving the diagnosis. Ruffo revealed that he was taken to the emergency room after suffering from chronic headaches.

“They told me I have brain cancer. And it was like, wow, my whole world just got flipped upside down,” he said.

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“The day that it truly sunk in was maybe, I don’t know, three or four weeks into radiotherapy.

“I was at home one day, and I was watching television, and I just went to just scratch my hair, and I had a whole clump of hair in my hand, and I just broke down and I cried and cried and cried.

“And I went and sat in the shower and I just ripped all my hair out and I cried so much, and it was the worst day of my life. It was horrible.”

After rounds of chemotherapy, Ruffo officially went into remission in 2019, but the brain cancer returned in 2020. Last November, he shared the devastating news with his followers on Instagram.

After an unexpected week of seizures and excruciating headaches it is with a heavy heart that I have to let you know I now have another huge battle ahead of me as my brain cancer has returned, though I will dig deep and beat this shit disease again 👊🏽💜 #fuckcancer,” he posted on the social media platform.

In June of this year, Ruffo learnt that his chemotherapy was working effectively against the tumour. “The spine’s all clear and the tumour in the right frontal lobe and the brain stem, all stable,” Ruffo said at the time.

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