Mon, 4 Mar, 2019
Home and Away star Lynne McGranger gives health update on Johnny Ruffo
Lynne McGranger has taken on many co-stars as friends throughout her 27 years on Australia’s favourite show Home and Away, and this includes the loveable singer turned actor Johnny Ruffo.
Ruffo played Chris Harrington from 2013 to 2016 and was known on the show as a boyish joker who everyone adored. In one memorable episode, Ruffo’s character drove Irene’s diner out of business when he poisoned Alf and Leah after serving wild mushrooms in risotto.
McGranger, 66, revealed to Perth Now on Saturday, the 30-year-old is in good health following his brain tumour diagnosis in 2017.
“A couple of years ago things weren't good for him, but now he is much much better,” the actress revealed, saying the two catch up regularly.
“He is great, he is in good health and he is really good.”
Jonny’s aggressive brain tumour diagnosis in 2017 resulted in the star undergoing surgery to remove a 7cm tumour from his skull before undergoing chemotherapy.
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Today is exactly a year since i was rushed to hospital to have an emergency operation to remove a brain tumour, it has been a crazy ride and im not quite finished yet but i want to share some snaps of the past year and say thank you to everyone who has been there for me and supported me throughout this time 😃 #braincancer #fuckcancer
At the time of his battle, he told the Daily Mail: “I’m doing really good. My net scan is in three weeks and provided that’s all clear then I’m in the clear completely.
“That will be my last scan for now and then I've got to get another one every three months - you've got to keep checking up on it.”
The singer and actor has revealed he has a lot in store for 2019 with new music on the horizon.
“I've got some new music coming out, the next song that I'll release is called Broken Glass,” he said.
“It's kind of about my experience over the last two years. Just dealing with everything and what I've been through, and the people who have supported me.”
Ruffo was a finalist on the X Factor in 2011, reaching national fame and accruing adoring fans all throughout Australia, before he moved onto Home and Away in 2013.