Johnny Ruffo has provided a brief but positive update on his battle with cancer, taking to social media to say he was still “fighting the good fight”.
Taking to Facebook and Instagram, the singer and former Home and Away star shared a photo of himself giving the thumbs up as he sat in a hospital chair while receiving treatment.
“Been busy fighting the good fight,” he wrote.
“Another round down … Bring on the next.”
The picture was his first on Instagram since March 8 – his 33rd birthday – when he posed with girlfriend Tahnee Sims, calling her an “amazing girl”.
And it was Ruffo’s first post on Facebook since February 21, where he was pictured with fellow Home and Away star Lynne McGranger, who plays Irene Roberts.
“Always a pleasure catching up with this beautiful lady,” he captioned the post.
Ruffo announced in November last year that his brain cancer had returned for a second time.
“After an unexpected week of seizures and excruciating headaches it is with a heavy heart that I have to let you know I now have another huge battle ahead of me as my brain cancer has returned,” he wrote on Instagram on November 24.
“I will dig deep and beat this s*** disease.”
Since then he has posted several updates, often with Sims, who was with him during his first diagnosis.
His most recent update had fans wishing him well.
“Australia is right behind you matey,” one follower wrote on Facebook.
“Sending you all the strength and positive vibes you need to get through.”
“You don’t have to be strong and you don’t have to fight, you can feel scared and be tired … cancer sux and bravery is overrated,” another wrote.
“Going through treatment as well. This is my 3rd return of the big C. Just keeping the fight going,” one fan wrote.
In August 2017, Ruffo revealed he had undergone surgery to remove a brain tumour.
During an interview in May 2019, he announced he was cancer-free.
Last year he spoke about the support network that got him through it.
“It’s about the support group around you, and not being afraid to ask for help,” Ruffo said on The Morning Show.
“It’s not just related to my experience with cancer.
“Everyone goes through something that’s tough, that they might feel is too hard to handle on their own.
“And when you do go through these things, there’s always someone to help you.”
This article originally appeared on Over60.