Johnny Ruffo, an Australian musician and actor, has provided a tragic new update on his ongoing fight against fatal brain cancer.
Ruffo, the former star of Home And Away, said to The Daily Telegraph this week that while he is still fighting the brain tumor that first appeared in 2017, he is also considering the idea of passing away.
And he added that the thought that none of his immediate family members, including his partner Tahnee Sims, will be present when he passes away, scares him more than anything else.
He told the source, “I’m terrified for my brother, my mom, my dad, and Tahnee that they won’t be here with me [when I die].”
There is no possibility that my entire family will be present. That has a very tiny chance of happening. Everyone’s presence would be great — not for my benefit, but for theirs.
During other parts of the interview, Ruffo broke down in tears as he talked about his partner Tahnee, whom he referred to as his “guardian angel.”
She has to deal with it just like I do. She has been here with me the entire time. I don’t know what I would do without her, so I’m incredibly grateful to have her at my side, he said.
Ruffo offered his fans their first heartbreaking update on his ongoing struggle with brain cancer in an August sit-down interview with Carrie Bickmore of The Project.
He acknowledged that the condition was now terminal but continued to say, “It will get me at some time, but I’m still battling, still kicking on.”
“When I looked up the average life expectancy for my diagnosis and tumor, it was three years. It has been five years for me. I’ve already triumphed. My current objective is to live a happy life and attempt to assist as many people as I can.
He admitted to Bickmore that the impact his health problems were having on Tahnee caused him to become most emotional.
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