Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo vows to be alive for emotional Christmas arrival after revealing his brain cancer is terminal


Johnny Ruffo has opened up about his terminal cancer prognosis as he reveals the very private cause he hopes to make it to Christmas.

After years within the public eye, the previous Home and Away star is telling his story – warts and all, in a memoir launched on Tuesday.

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And the singer – who is at the moment battling brain cancer – shared his hopes for the long run in an unique new interview.

The 34-year-old informed 7Entertainment completely that the terminal prognosis has given him a brand new objective by way of his well being.

Ruffo hopes to make it to Christmas to see his brother and “best friend” who has been away in Eire for the final three years.

Johnny Ruffo in hospital in 2017. Credit score: Instagram

Ruffo has a two-year age hole with his brother Michael and fondly mentioned they’re “thick as thieves”.

“Just time now, I suppose. More time with loved ones,” Ruffo shared about his biggest hopes.

“My brother lives in Ireland now so I haven’t seen him for three years and he’s coming home for Christmas and I honestly can’t wait to see him.”

Johnny Ruffo in hospital. Credit score: Instagram/Johnny Ruffo

‘My hero’

Ruffo mentioned his brother was his “closest” confidante aside from his girlfriend Tahnee Sims.

“We’re thick as thieves. Honestly, he is my hero, he is everything to me. And I cannot wait to see him,” he mentioned.

“I don’t know how I’m going to react, I cannot wait, he’s everything.”

Ruffo touched on the brothers’ long-distance relationship all through COVID and his second battle with cancer, calling Michael’s bodily absence “the most glaring impact” of all of it.

Ruffo known as his final household Christmas “very quiet and low-key” in his e book.

Johnny and Michael Ruffo. Credit score: Twitter

“Sadly, the most contact I could have with my brother in Ireland was via WhatsApp,” he wrote.

“All jokes aside, I miss him a lot because out of all the men in my life, my brother is the one who sees me even better than I can see myself.”

Speaking about what he plans to do with his remaining time, Ruffo mentioned he “still has so many things that I want to achieve and that I want to do in life”.

He revealed that naming the e book No End Line meant it “wasn’t the end”.

Johnny Ruffo in radiation therapy. Credit score: Instagram/Johnny Ruffo

‘Doing everything I can’

“I understand that the cancer is terminal, but you know, I’m going to do everything I can and I am currently doing everything I can to kick its a**.”

Sharing his targets the 34-year-old mentioned he plans to proceed with music and auditioning for performing roles, in addition to moving into presenting.

“Just everything that I was doing before,“ he said.

Singer Johnny Ruffo in 2012. Credit: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images AsiaPac

“I felt like I was just kicking goals and I just couldn’t miss and then all of a sudden this the roof came crashing down,” he mentioned of his 2017 prognosis.

“I mean, I was like God dammit, everything just came to a grinding halt.

“And I was really it was going so well, I felt as though everything that I wanted to achieve, I was achieving.

“Everything was just going in the right direction for me, so I kind of want to take off where I left.”

Johnny Ruffo talks with 7Entertainment. Credit score: 7NEWS

‘Always fatigued’

Offering an replace on his well being at the moment, Ruffo mentioned he is “pretty good,” and is at the moment going by way of chemotherapy once more, calling the therapy “not fun”.

“I feel like s***, I’m always fatigued, just walking up a set of stairs – by the time I get to the top I just want to have a sleep.”

Ruffo mentioned he at the moment will get the chemotherapy injection performed each three weeks.

Ruffo’s e book No End Line: The Johnny Ruffo Story is on sale now.

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