Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo has been diagnosed with brain cancer [Johnny Ruffo/Instagram ]
The star took to Instagram to share an update on his brain tumour battle, revealing he is to begin aggressive treatment for cancer.
He wrote: “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. 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.”
Johnny Ruffo supported One Direction during the Australian leg of their Up All Night tour [Getty]
He shared a picture of himself alongside the news, showing him smiling as he covered his scar with a grey beanie hat.
Johnny had surgery to remove his tumour earlier this month, after going to hospital with a migraine.
The actor, 29, posted pictures of himself on his Instagram page showing the drastic surgery he went through following the surprise diagnosis.
Johnny Ruffo unveiled his scars on Instagram earlier this month[Johnny Ruffo/Instagram ]
And after thousands of well-wishes from fans, Johnny – who found fame on the Australian X Factor – updated and thanked followers for their kind words following the heartbreaking news.
Taking to Instagram, the actor posted a picture alongside his ‘mums’, looking in high spirits as he smiled at the camera following the tragic diagnosis.
Writing to his 205k followers, the star – adorned in a wooly hat and comfortable hoodie – wrote: “Thank you to everyone for all the support over the last week, off to the docs with my mums! keeping positive.”
Johnny Ruffo updated fans following emergency brain tumour removal surgery [Johnny Ruffo/Instagram]
Johnny Ruffo appeared on Australian soap Home and Away from 2013 to 2016 [Getty]
And fans were quick to comment on the gorgeous snap, with one writing: “Lovely to see that smile! Thinking of you,” while a second wrote: “All the best Johnny 🙂 I hope you have good news. Been thinking of you and hoping you are ok. You are looking well!!”
Johnny was rushed into surgery after heading to hospital following a migraine, he told Yahoo.
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