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Celebs rally around Johnny Ruffo as he shares new brain cancer update

“So glad to have beaten this horrible disease”
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In 2017, Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo revealed the shock news that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

And marking two years since his diagnosis this week, the 31-year-old shared a heartwarming update.

Taking to his Instagram, Johnny shared two X-ray scans of his brain side by side. One was taken two years ago and one was his brain now.

“Exactly two years ago versus today, So glad to have beaten this horrible disease. Thankyou for all the support!” he captioned the post.

His celebrity pals swarmed the comment sections with support, including former colleague Lynne McGranger, who plays Irene on Home and Away.

“Love you to the moon and halfway back so pleased you’ve beaten this bastard! Must nearly be footy team dinner time,” she wrote.

This week, Johnny took to Instagram to share an uplifting update on his brain cancer battle.

(Image: @johnny_ruffo/ Instagram)

“Exactly two years ago versus today, So glad to have beaten this horrible disease,” he captioned two scans of his brain side by side.

(Image: @johnny_ruffo/ Instagram)

Fellow former H&A stars Andrew Morley and Kyle Pryor both voiced their support, writing “legend” as did comedian Dave Hughes.

Also sending well wishes were Beau Ryan, Larry Edmur and Carrie Bickmore.

Johnny’s girlfriend Tahnee Sims also commented, writing, ” Strongest person I know. We got this!”

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Johnny shared his shock brain cancer diagnosis in 2017.

(Image: @johnny_ruffo/ Instagram)

At the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s Avant Garde Ball last year, Johnny admitted his cancer ordeal had been “full-on” from the beginning.

“It’s pretty heavy hitting from the get-go so it’s not something that doesn’t really sink in straight away. As soon as you hear the news it’s like… sh*t,” Johnny said.

“It’s been pretty full on. But I think as you go on, you kind of find ways to deal with it a bit more and just develop coping mechanisms.”

Johnny has been dating his girlfriend Tahnee since 2015 after meeting at a dance studio and credits her as being his support as he battles the disease .

“She’s been incredible. I can’t fault her. She’s been there for me every step of the way from literally the day I was diagnosed to now,” Johnny gushed.

“She’s been absolutely amazing. She’s been my rock so it’s been really good.”

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Johnny has credited his girlfriend Tahnee Simms (left) as being his rock through the ordeal.

(Image: @johnny_ruffo/ Instagram)

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