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Ray Meagher gives update on Johnny Ruffo’s cancer battle

Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo shocked the nation six months ago when he announced he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

And as the actor continues to bravely face his health battle, his former co-star Ray Meagher has provided an update on Johnny’s well-being.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia this week, the Gold Logie winner explained that Johnny was doing well despite his health woes. 

EXCLUSIVE: 'He's still as sharp as a tack!' Home and Away veteran Ray Meagher (left) provided an update on former co-star Johnny Ruffo (right) as he faces cancer battle

EXCLUSIVE: ‘He’s still as sharp as a tack!’ Home and Away veteran Ray Meagher (left) provided an update on former co-star Johnny Ruffo (right) as he faces cancer battle

‘I had coffee with Ruffo the other day. You probably know that he’s having a problem with brain cancer at the moment,’  Ray, who plays iconic character Alf on the long-running soap, explained.

‘But he’s still as sharp as a tack. We had a coffee and a good yarn.’ 

Ray added that he enjoyed catching up with the former X Factor contestant and hoped Johnny would bounce back to full health soon.

‘He’s a good boy Johnny and it was nice to see him and he was in really good spirits and we wish him a speedy recovery,’ Ray said.

'He was in really good spirits' Ray said it was good to catch up with Johnny over coffee and everyone was wishing him a speedy recovery

‘He was in really good spirits’ Ray said it was good to catch up with Johnny over coffee and everyone was wishing him a speedy recovery

Dramatic scenes: Recalling a near-death scene with Johnny on Home and Away alongside Johnny, Ray remembered: 'He had to row the boat and his rowing skills are as about as good as mine, it’s a wonder we both didn’t drown.'

Dramatic scenes: Recalling a near-death scene with Johnny on Home and Away alongside Johnny, Ray remembered: ‘He had to row the boat and his rowing skills are as about as good as mine, it’s a wonder we both didn’t drown.’

Ray also fondly recalled one of the most memorable scenes on Home and Away that he and Johnny had together.

While on a boat together, Alf lost consciousness after an incident when Johnny’s character Chris accidentally added death cap mushrooms to a batch of risotto he whipped up – which Alf made the mistake of consuming. 

Laughing while reminiscing on the scenes, Ray recalled: ‘He had to row the boat and his rowing skills are as about as good as mine, it’s a wonder we both didn’t drown.’

Last week, the Australian star gave his own update on The Morning Show, revealing:  ‘I’ve got a little way to go now but everything’s looking good and is on the mend.’ 

New project! The Gold Logie nominee has just released Ray's Flamin' Hot Sauce

New project! The Gold Logie nominee has just released Ray’s Flamin’ Hot Sauce

Meanwhile, Ray has had his hands full launching a new tasty-looking condiment: Ray’s Flamin’ Hot Sauce

The side project, which was launched with the help of GoDaddy, has been in Ray’s sights for years, he admitted.

‘It’s something that’s been bubbling away in the background for a long long time and it sort of started when I was a kid in the bush,’ he confessed.

The established actor explained that when he was nine years old, he and his brothers would head out into the bush with slices bread with mutton on it as their lunch and added Worcestershire sauce to it, where he developed a taste for the flavour.

‘Then of course I graduated to all sorts of hot sauces and chilli sauces as I got older and I love spicy foods now,’  he said.

Passion project: Ray admitted he developed a taste for hot sauce at a young age

Passion project: Ray admitted he developed a taste for hot sauce at a young age

Passion project: Ray admitted he developed a taste for hot sauce at a young age



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