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Aussie actor Johnny Ruffo shares health update amid ongoing brain cancer battle: ‘Been busy fighting the good fight’

Aussie actor Johnny Ruffo has given fans an update on his heath as he battles brain cancer for the second time.

The 33-year-old appeared in good spirits as he shared a photo of himself in hospital during his latest chemotherapy treatment.

“Been busy fighting the good fight 💜 Another round down.. Bring on the next 👊🏽,” he captioned the photo on Instagram.

Ruffo has been undergoing treatments since December, weeks after he revealed his brain cancer had returned. He revealed at the time that a series of seizures saw his health deteriorate and doctors confirmed the worst. 

“After an unexpected week of seizures and excruciating headaches 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 👊🏽💜,” he shared back in November.

The actor — who is best known for his work on Home and Away —  was first diagnosed with cancer in 2017. He thought he was just experiencing a bad migraine but was immediately rushed to hospital, where doctors performed emergency surgery to remove a 7cm tumour inside his brain.

He went into a coma after the operation and was only told of his diagnosis two days later when he came to.

Johhny Ruffo in hospital during his first fight with cancer. (Instagram)

“There was a one in 20 chance that I wouldn’t survive it,” Ruffo told Today Extra. “I almost didn’t have time to react to it, because I went in and then I fell into a coma and I woke up two or three days later and they said, ‘We operated and you had a tumour.'”

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