Johnny Ruffo, a former Home and Away actor has given his most dreadful update about his cancer struggle.
The 34-year-old revealed his brain cancer is terminal on Monday night during an interview with Carrie Bickmore of The Project.
Johnny was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2017 after finding success on The X Factor before landing a part on Home and Away.
Johnny announced his cancer had returned in November of the following year, after he was declared cured of the disease in 2019.
He’s kept his devoted fans updated on his cancer treatment ever since then.
“At some point it will get me, but I’m still fighting, still kicking on,” Johnny told Carrie, whose husband Greg Lange died of cancer in 2010.
“Looking up my diagnosis and my tumour, the average life expectancy was three years. And for me it’s now been five years.
Johnny is concerned about how Tahnee Sims, his long-term partner, will deal without him now that his new book No Finish Line has been published today.
“You can only imagine how difficult it’s been for her. What plays in my head a lot is, I hate to say this, how hard it may be for her if something does happen to me,” the actor said.
“So, it’s something that I don’t want to think about. It just gets me a little bit emotional about it because I know at some point something will happen, whether it’s, you know, a month from now or 10 years from now or 20 years.”
Johnny praised Tahnee earlier this year for being by his side during some of the most difficult years in his life.