Johnny Ruffo explains how cancer “saved his life” in new memoir

The performer will go into the nitty gritty of his story.
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Johnny Ruffo is releasing a memoir detailing his life story, from his “cheeky tradie” beginnings to an X Factor icon and Home and Away star.

The performer, who is battling brain cancer, will go into the nitty gritty of his story.

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That will include the negative impact fame had on his life, which has led him to believe “cancer actually saved his life”.

His book, called No Finish Line: The Johnny Ruffo Story, will hit shelves in September, and 7Entertainment spoke with his publisher, Echo Publishing, about what readers can expect from the project.

“The sudden rise to fame took its toll,” they told the publication.

“Johnny found it hard to resist the weekend-long parties, drugs, alcohol, and fair-weather friends that came with the territory.”

Johnny’s book will come out in September 2022. (Credit: Instagram)

They went on to share how his girlfriend, Tahnee Sims caught on to the early signs of his brain cancer – which is something the couple has shared in the past.

“He had started suffering from severe headaches when his girlfriend, Tahnee, noticed something was also wrong with his speech.

“Johnny was rushed to hospital, where doctors prepped him for immediate surgery to deal with a seven-centimetre long tumour.

“Johnny was ultimately diagnosed with a rare brain cancer, with which – despite a period of remission – he still battles today,” said the publisher.

Johnny’s girlfriend has supported him throughout his cancer journey. (Credit: Instagram)

They also gave a glimpse into how Johnny’s perspective on life changed when he began his cancer fight.

“In a strange way Johnny thinks the cancer actually saved his life.”

Late last week, the actor returned to the Dancing With The Stars stage to perform a dance number during the grand final.

In the episode, he gave Australia an exciting health update: “Great news, the tumour in the right frontal lobe and the brain stem is all stable, everything is great.”

“In a strange way Johnny thinks the cancer actually saved his life.” (Credit: Instagram)

“Since I was last on the show, I was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017. They said there’s a 20 per cent chance he might die from the operation,” Johnny reflected.

“If I didn’t have the operation, there was a 100 per cent chance I’d die, so it’s not really much of a choice.”

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