Home and Away’s Johnny Ruffo shares heartbreaking update on terminal cancer

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    Soap actor Johnny Ruffo has shared a heartbreaking update on his terminal brain cancer diagnosis, leaving fans devastated.

    The star who played Home and Away character Chris Harrington until 2016 was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, but was declared to be cancer free in 2019. However in 2020 he told fans it had returned.

    Now he has revealed his latest update as he shared a series of photos including hospital visits and a chemotherapy session.

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    The actor shared five snaps with the caption "few snaps from life lately" alongside the rollercoaster emoji.

    In the series of photographs, Johnny could be seen in one sitting in a hospital chair as he underwent more gruelling chemotherapy. The actor was playing on his phone with sandwiches on his lap and a coffee next to him during the procedure.

    Johnny, who has also starred on the X Factor Australia, was also seen in some of the snaps alongside girlfriend Tahnee Sims and her mum as the trio went out for food.

    In another snap he posed with Tahnee's mum in the street before uploading a clip from the audience of a Rod Stewart concert.

    The post saw fans of the star rush to share their well wishes for the actor, particularly highlighting his hospital photos.

    The star recently celebrated his 35th birthday after declaring at Christmas he wanted to make it to Christmas, despite his terminal cancer diagnosis.

    On his birthday he shared a celebratory message as he wrote: "35 and sure feeling it!!! Grateful for another lap around the sun, Thanks to everyone for all of the birthday wishes."

    In 2017 Johnny first attended his doctor after suffering with migraines, but it was revealed he had brain cancer. He underwent an emergency operation that year to remove a brain tumour.

    In 2019 he told fans that he had "beaten" cancer but then announced in 2020 that the brain cancer had unfortunately returned. Last year the soap actor announced that his cancer was terminal.

    Speaking on The Project last year, Johnny said: "At some point it will get me but I'm still fighting. […] Looking up my diagnosis and my tumour, the average life expectancy was three years.

    "And for me it's now been five years. I'm already winning. My goal now is to try and help as many people as I can and also live a happy life."

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