Johnny Ruffo gives fans an update on his brain cancer battle

Johnny Ruffo gives fans an update on his brain cancer battle
Johnny Ruffo gives fans an update on his brain cancer battle

Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo has given fans an update on his fight with cancer, almost one year after revealing he was battling the disease a second time. 

On Sunday, the 33-year-old shared a sweet picture alongside his doting girlfriend Tahnee Sims, where he explained he was 'still kicking along' with his treatment and 'not giving up the fight'. 

'Cracking day for a walk!' he captioned the image. 'Just thought I'd jump on and give an update…

'Not giving up the fight': Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo has given fans an update on his fight with cancer, almost one year after revealing he was battling the disease a second time. Pictured on Sunday alongside girlfriend Tahnee Sims

'Not giving up the fight': Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo has given fans an update on his fight with cancer, almost one year after revealing he was battling the disease a second time. Pictured on Sunday alongside girlfriend Tahnee Sims

'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!'

In the photo, Johnny was seen beaming next to his partner as they cuddled up to one another while enjoying a walk in the wilderness.  

Johnny had revealed last November that his brain cancer had returned following 'a week of seizures and excruciating headaches'.

In June, the actor spoke about his health battle and the promising early signs from treatment during a candid interview with Seven's Spotlight.

'I'm not going to let her down': In June, the actor spoke about his health battle and the promising early signs from treatment during a candid interview with Seven's Spotlight

'I'm not going to let her down': In June, the actor spoke about his health battle and the promising early signs from treatment during a candid interview with Seven's Spotlight 

Johnny's eyes welled up when asked by reporter Denham Hitchcock whether he has thought about how 27-year-old Tahnee, who he has been dating since 2015, would cope should the worst outcome eventuate.

'Not really, that's not going to happen. I'm going to fight tooth and nail, no matter what,' he said.

'I'm going to do everything I can in my power. I'm not going to let her down,' Johnny continued. 

Longtime girlfriend: Johnny's eyes welled up when asked by reporter Denham Hitchcock whether he has thought about how Tahnee (left) would cope should the worst outcome eventuate

Longtime girlfriend: Johnny's eyes welled up when asked by reporter Denham Hitchcock whether he has thought about how Tahnee (left) would cope should the worst outcome eventuate 

In 2017, Johnny required surgery after a tumour the size of a fist and 7cm in diameter was found. 

The operation took around 11 hours with a 20 per cent chance he would die.  

That was followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy, where Johnny admitted  reality set in and 'everything came crashing down'.

Remaining strong: 'Not really, that's not going to happen. I'm going to fight tooth and nail, no matter what,' the former Home and Away star said. 'I'm going to do everything I can in my power. I'm not going to let her down'

Remaining strong: 'Not really, that's not going to happen. I'm going to fight tooth and nail, no matter what,' the former Home and Away star said. 'I'm going to do everything I can in my power. I'm not going to let her down' 

Surgery: In 2017, Johnny required surgery after a tumour the size of a fist and 7cm in diameter was found. The operation took around 11 hours with a 20 per cent chance he would die

Surgery: In 2017, Johnny required surgery after a tumour the size of a fist and 7cm in diameter was found. The operation took around 11 hours with a 20 per cent chance he would die 

Three or four weeks into radiotherapy, Johnny broke down as he witnessed the hair loss brought on by the treatment.

'I was at home one day and I was watching

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