Former Home & Away star Johnny Ruffo has had a brain tumor removed

Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo has had to have emergency surgery to have a brain tumor removed.

The 29-year-old singer and actor, who first shot to fame on X-Factor in 2011, took to social media on Thursday, filling his fans in on the news.

“Some things in life really put things into perspective, hoping for a positive result, keep me in your thoughts,” Ruffo captioned two images of himself post-operation.


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In one of the photos, Ruffo’s stapled forehead is graphically displayed, while the other shows him giving a cheerful thumbs up in his hospital bed.

Some things in life really put things into persepective, hoping for a positive result, keep me in your thoughts x

A post shared by Johnny Ruffo (@johnny_ruffo) on

Fans and celebrities have since flooded the singer’s Instagram page with well wishes.

“Praying for you” Former Home and Away star Esther Anderson wrote.

“Thinking of you lad,” NRL player Sam Burgess commented.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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