‘Let’s smash this chemo’: Johnny Ruffo thanks his friends and fans

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Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo recently announced that for a second time he’s fighting brain cancer.

The 32-year-old posted an update on Sunday about how he goes to Instagram, along with a picture of himself undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

‘Thank you so much for all your encouragement,’ he wrote, ‘you guys helped keep my spirits up, and you keep me fighting.

Johnny went on: “Let’s smash the chemo.

Johnny is seen smiling in one picture, while giving the camera a thumbs up while undergoing treatment.

A second picture shows the former X Factor star smiling while grinning at the camera with his mother, Tahnee Sims.

With messages from his fellow former Home and Away co-stars and celebrity friends, Johnny’s post was soon inundated.

Lynne McGranger wrote: “Sending my dear friend so much love to you. Soon, let’s catch up again.

Lincoln Lewis, meanwhile, commented: “You got this pal, everybody’s cheering you on behind you! ‘

In a gut-wrenching social media post on his Instagram on November 24, Johnny disclosed the heartbreaking news.

Before being given the sad news, Johnny said he had gone through a week of ‘seizures and debilitating headaches’.

In 2017, the star was first diagnosed with the illness but was in remission.

‘It is with a heavy heart that I have to let you know that I now have another big fight ahead of me as my brain cancer has returned after an unforeseen week of seizures and debilitating headaches,’ Johnny wrote on Instagram.

In 2011, Johnny rose to fame on The X Factor talent competition, where he finished seventh.

From 2013 to 2016, he later played Chris Harrington in Home and Away.

Johnny has been through an incredibly public fight against brain cancer, still keeping Tahnee Simms, a long-time girlfriend, by his side.

In August 2017, when he had a 7 cm brain tumour surgically removed before undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the TV star’s life changed.

After Johnny went to the hospital for painful migraines, doctors found the tumor by chance.

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