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Home And Away favourite Johnny Ruffo has re­vealed how his doc­tor told him he was suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion be­fore his brain cancer was di­ag­nosed.

‘I’d even gone to the doc­tor, and the doc­tor said: “You know, all the symp­toms seem like de­pres­sion,”’ the 29-year-old star told The Project’s Car­rie Bick­more.

‘Af­ter hav­ing found the tu­mour, the neu­ro­sur­geon said: “No, no, it’s not de­pres­sion at all, it was be­cause there was so much pres­sure be­ing put on your brain, it was caus­ing all th­ese dif­fer­ent symp­toms,”’ he said.

‘The sur­geon said if I hadn’t gone to the hospi­tal that night, I would have died in my sleep.

‘It’s just sheer luck that I went in when I did.’

The ac­tor re­vealed that his brain tu­mour was mis­taken for de­pres­sion be­fore be­ing di­ag­nosed.

Johnny opens up about brain cancer with Car­rie Bick­more, (be­low) whose hus­band Greg died from it in 2010.

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