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Johnny Ruffo is back at work following his brain cancer diagnosis

Johnny continues to be a total inspiration.

A little over two months ago Johnny Ruffo shocked the nation when he revealed he’d been diagnosed with brain cancer.
The 29-year-old actor and musician was diagnosed with brain cancer back in August, after discovering he had a seven-centimetre tumour that had grown over his right frontal lobe in his brain.
He underwent surgery to remove the tumour and for the next six months, he will undergo radiotherapy and chemotherapy in a bid to get rid of the remaining 5% of the tumour.
But despite the fact he is currently in the fight of his life, Johnny doesn’t seem to be easing up.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite!
Johnny has already used his gut-wrenching diagnosis to help others and has been named the national ambassador for the Walk For Brain Cancer. Johnny is currently fundraising for the walk he’ll participate in on 5 November.
And he’s also been spotted out with girlfriend Tahnee Sims, at a wedding and the Thor: Ragnarok premiere.

But now it appears he’s gone one further and is back at work!
Posting a picture of himself in a studio next to a microphone, he captioned the shot: “Back in the studio, Good times @castle.productions”.
We’re so glad to see him looking well.

We first met the talented Perth boy in 2011 when he auditioned for the third season X-Factor.
The series was taken out by his fellow boys team member Reese Mastin, with Johnny placing third.
In April 2012 he then danced his way to the top, winning the coveted mirror ball in Dancing with the stars.
Johnny made his acting debut on the iconic Australian soap drama, Home and Away in April 2013 as Chris Harrington.
In 2014, Johnny's acting chops landed him a TV WEEK Logie nomination for Most Popular New Talent.
In 2016, the actor decided to leave the show, announcing, "I've loved my time in Summer Bay. There's a lot more coming up for Chris and I hope fans continue enjoying his time on screen."
His last appearance was in September.
Johnny went on to appear in Channel Nine's House of Bond.
Out thoughts are with the star and his family as he continues in his fight against brain cancer.
Find out more about Johnny's charity work walk4braincancer.com.au.