Johnny misdiagnosed ‘I COULD’VE DIED IN MY SLEEP’
‘Still a long road ahead but staying positive,’ former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo shared with his Instagram fans as he marked his final day of radiotherapy to treat brain cancer. ‘Thank you to all the people that have treated me and made this an easy task for me.’
The positive milestone in Johnny’s recovery comes two months after the shock diagnosis rocked the well-loved larrikin’s life. And the 29-year-old has shared the chilling story of how he came close to death when the malignant tumour was misdiagnosed. ‘I’d even gone to the doctor, and the doctor said, “You know, all the symptoms seem like depression,”’ Johnny told The Project host Carrie Bickmore in an interview.
Thankfully, the actor made the decision to visit the hospital – a move that medicos say saved his life. ‘The surgeon said if I hadn’t gone to the hospital that night I would have died in my sleep,’ Johnny reveals. ‘It’s just sheer luck that I went in when I did.’