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Johnny Ruffo gives cancer update five years after diagnosis

Singer Johnny Ruffo has provided fans with an update to his cancer battle.

The X Factor finalist, 34, took to Instagram to reveal he’s still undergoing treatment, sharing a series of photos of himself in hospital.

Several of the photos showed his scalp stapled back together following his surgery, while others also showed his girlfriend, Tahnee Sims, by his side.

Johnny Ruffo has provided fans with an update on his lengthy cancer battle

‘Exactly 5 years to the day since my diagnosis. Still fighting this son of a b***h,’ he captioned his post before adding the hashtag ‘#f*ckcancer’.

‘Thanks for all the support!’ he continued.

Johnny’s post was flooded with supportive comments from family, friends and dedicated fans.

‘Sending big love,’ Rhonda Burchmore wrote.

Comedian Dave Hughes commented: ‘Your smile inspires the world legend.’ 

Tahnee commented in support of her partner, writing, ‘Superstar xx.’

Several of the photos showed the singer's scalp stapled back together following his surgery

Several of the photos showed the singer’s scalp stapled back together following his surgery

In November 2020, the former Home and Away star revealed that his brain cancer had returned following a ‘week of seizures.’

He was first diagnosed in 2017, and underwent life-saving surgery to successfully remove a seven centimetre tumour at the time.

‘It is with a heavy heart that i have to let you know I now have another huge battle ahead of me as my brain cancer has returned, though I will dig deep and beat this shit disease again #f*ckcancer,’ Ruffo wrote at the time.

The On Top singer is set to release a tell-all memoir, titled No Finish Line: The Johnny Ruffo Story, which will detail how ‘cancer actually saved his life’.

In November 2020, the former Home and Away star revealed his brain cancer had returned following a 'week of seizures'

In November 2020, the former Home and Away star revealed his brain cancer had returned following a ‘week of seizures’

He was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017, and underwent life-saving surgery to successfully remove a seven centimetre tumour at the time

He was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017, and underwent life-saving surgery to successfully remove a seven centimetre tumour at the time

‘The sudden rise to fame took its toll,’ Echo Publishing, the publishers behind the new book, revealed in April.

‘Johnny found it hard to resist the weekend-long parties, drugs, alcohol, and fair-weather friends that came with the territory.’ 

They added that after receiving his devastating diagnosis, Johnny shifted his focus from partying to fighting cancer.

‘In a strange way Johnny thinks the cancer actually saved his life…’ they added.

He is set to release a tell-all memoir, titled No Finish Line: The Johnny Ruffo Story, which will detail how 'cancer actually saved his life'

He is set to release a tell-all memoir, titled No Finish Line: The Johnny Ruffo Story, which will detail how ‘cancer actually saved his life’

After receiving his devastating diagnosis, Johnny shifted his focus from partying to fighting cancer

After receiving his devastating diagnosis, Johnny shifted his focus from partying to fighting cancer

Johnny’s 2017 operation took around 11 hours, and there was a 20 per cent chance he would die. 

That was followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy, during which Johnny admitted reality set in and ‘everything came crashing down’.

In 2019, Johnny was told that he was in remission, describing the news as the ‘greatest day of his life’.

But his world was turned upside down again a year later, when he started forgetting the lyrics to songs and suffered 11 seizures in just four days, later learning the cancer had returned.

In April this year, he made a surprise return to Dancing with the Stars, receiving a standing ovation after a performance during the grand finale.

The singer won Dancing with the Stars in season 12, back in 2012, alongside his professional dance partner Luda Kroitor.

‘I forgot how hard it was but I also remember how much fun it was,’ Johnny said after his dance.

‘It was hard to get through it but we ended up getting through there. Thanks for having me back,’ he added.

Johnny's 2017 operation took around 11 hours, and there was a 20 per cent chance he would die. That was followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy, during which Johnny admitted reality set in and 'everything came crashing down'

Johnny’s 2017 operation took around 11 hours, and there was a 20 per cent chance he would die. That was followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy, during which Johnny admitted reality set in and ‘everything came crashing down’

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