Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo, 32, reveals his brain cancer has 'returned'

Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo, 32, reveals his brain cancer has 'returned'

Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo has revealed the heartbreaking news his is battling brain cancer again. 


The 32-year-old made the shocking admission in a gut-wrenching social media post on his Instagram on Tuesday night. 


Johnny revealed he had suffered through a week of ‘seizures and excruciating headaches’ before being given the sad news.   




A week of seizures and excruciating headaches' Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo, 32, has revealed his brain cancer has 'returned' as he vows to beat it 'again' - as his ex co-stars rally around him


 A week of seizures and excruciating headaches’ Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo, 32, has revealed his brain cancer has ‘returned’ as he vows to beat it ‘again’ – as his ex co-stars rally around him



‘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,’ Johnny wrote. 


He continued defiantly: ‘though i will dig deep and beat this shit disease again.’


Johnny was almost immediately inundated with support from friends, fans and former Home and Away co-stars. 




Rallying around: Johnny's co-stars including Georgie Parker (L) offered their love and support: 'Oh, Johnny!!! Sending nothing but love. Best of luck!!' (R) Ray Meagher


Rallying around: Johnny’s co-stars including Georgie Parker (L) offered their love and support: ‘Oh, Johnny!!! Sending nothing but love. Best of luck!!’ (R) Ray Meagher 



Lincoln Lewis, who starred on the show from 2007–10, offered his heartfelt support. 


‘We’re all here with you and cheering you on!!! Sending all our love, support and good energy brother!! You got this,’ he wrote. 


Actress Georgie Parker also offered her love and support: ‘Oh, Johnny!!! Sending nothing but love. Best of luck!!’ 




Love: Johnny has had the endless support of his long-time girlfriend, Tahnee Simms


Love: Johnny has had the endless support of his long-time girlfriend, Tahnee Simms



While Channel Ten star Scott Tweedie wrote: ‘Grab it by the balls mate! Throwing truckloads of support your way.’     


 Johnny has been through an extremely public battle with brain cancer, with him always having girlfriend Tahnee Simms by his side.  


Johnny’s life changed in August 2017 when he had a 7cm brain tumour surgically removed, before undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.




Health scare: Doctors had discovered the tumour by chance after Johnny went to hospital with painful migraines back in 2017


Health scare: Doctors had discovered the tumour by chance after Johnny went to hospital with painful migraines back in 2017



Doctors had discovered the tumour by chance after Johnny went to hospital with painful migraines.  


He was in a coma for 48 hours after being admitted to hospital. 




Almost two years later, Johnny celebrated being cancer free by posting scans of his brain from 2017 and 2019 to Instagram.




Shock diagnosis: Johnny's life changed in August 2017 when he had a 7cm brain tumour surgically removed, before undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy


Shock diagnosis: Johnny’s life changed in August 2017 when he had a 7cm brain tumour surgically removed, before undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy



He wrote in the caption: ‘Exactly two years ago versus today, so glad to have beaten this horrible disease. Thank you for all the support!’   


Speaking on Fitzy & Wippa last year, Johnny credited Tahnee with saving his life.


‘If she hadn’t taken me to the hospital then I wouldn’t be here now,’ he said. 


Johnny has delved back into music, releasing a single titled Broken Glass last year. 




Last year Johnny celebrated being cancer free by posting scans of his brain from 2017 (left) and 2019 (right) to Instagram


Last year Johnny celebrated being cancer free by posting scans of his brain from 2017 (left) and 2019 (right) to Instagram