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Johnny Ruffo's Emotional Update Following Cancer Diagnosis

Perth lad Johnny Ruffo has made an emotional tribute to the medical team who are helping him fight a rare form of brain cancer.

The former X-Factor contestant took to Instagram to share a photo of himself and the team, saying "These guys are the real stars, my amazing radio therapy team." 

These guys are the real stars, my amazing radiotherapy team ☺🌟

A post shared by Johnny Ruffo (@johnny_ruffo) on


Ruffo is currently undergoing radiation treatment after being diagnosed with brain cancer in August.

He has revealed that he went to hospital with a painful migraine, but doctors soon discovered a tumour causing pressure to the brain. 

Surgeons operated but were only able to remove 95 percent of the tumour meaning Ruffo has to endure a grueling six-week regime of radiotherapy, and then six months of chemotherapy. 

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