Six years since he was diagnosed with brain cancer, Johnny Ruffo’s girlfriend Tahnee Sims has posted a moving tribute to her man on Instagram, praising him for being a “fighter”.
In a moving video, Tahnee, 29, documented Johnny's cancer journey, opening the video on the star getting stitches in his head, and then giving fans a glimpse into his cancer treatments, as well as cute snaps of the couple together.
The Instagram dedication was flooded with supportive comments from Johnny’s former Home and Away co-stars and other Aussie celebs.
“Love you both. Always in my prayers,” Home and Away’s Lynne McGranger wrote. “Such a fighter,” Ava Nicodemou commented.
Former Bachelor star Anna Heinrich commented with love heart emojis as did co-host of The Morning Show, Kylie Gillies. “Couldn’t be prouder of my man,” radio host Wippa added.
Other fans of Johnny sent their love and prayers, touting the star as a hero. “You’re a friggin legend and an inspiration for EVERYONE,” one user commented.
"Both of you… SO SO inspiring! The way you have fought this all the way together… You are unbelievable and a total force to be reckoned with! Praying for Johnny to have a full recovery and for every moment you’ve felt robbed of, to be made up to you," another user said.
Other people shared their own heartwarming stories. “My brother is 11 years post-diagnosis – told there was pretty much no chance! He’s still pushing the boundaries. Go you good thing,” one user said.
Johnny was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017 and had a brain tumour surgically removed before undergoing other treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
He announced that the cancer had returned in November 2021, and since then has documented his journey with his 262k Instagram followers.
In 2022, Johnny published his first book, titled 'No Finish Line'.
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