Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo has revealed he has been diagnosed with brain cancer, just a week after having emergency surgery to remove a large tumor.
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 heartbreaking news.
“So I have the news. It was a bit of a shock and i’ve got an interesting journey ahead and a bit of a battle,” Ruffo wrote alongside an image of himself wearing a beanie.
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“I am starting aggressive treatment for the next few months to fight the diagnosis of brain cancer. Please stay positive for me and ill try to update you guys on my progress”.
Fans and celebrities have since flooded the singer’s Instagram page with well wishes.
“Sending u so much love and all my strength. Fight the fight like I know you can” Home & Away star Ada Nicodemou commented.
“I can’t believe what I’m reading mate,” Fellow X-Factor Australia star Taylor Henderson commented.
“It’s just not sinking in. We’re all here for you Johnny and without a doubt… we’re all praying for you. Look after yourself big fella!”