Johnny Ruffo 'would have died' without brain surgery

Johnny Ruffo opened up about his brain cancer battle on The Project on Wednesday night.

The former Home and Away star revealed he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer back in August and now he has revealed that he would have died without the emergency surgery he received.

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Johnny Ruffo revealed it was "sheer luck" he went into hospital otherwise he would have died. Source: Channel 10

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Johnny Ruffo announced his cancer diagnosis in August. Source: Instagram

"The surgeon said if I hadn't gone to the hospital that night I would have died in my sleep that night," he told host Carrie Bickmore. "It's just sheer luck that I went in when I did."

The 29-year-old just put his years of headaches down to being young and maybe having a little too much fun.

"Anything that may have been a symptom I just put down to normal life," he admitted.

He put his years of headaches just down to "normal life". Source: Channel 10

However, the night he was rushed to hospital in early August he explained his sentences were all jumbled up and he wasn't making any sense.

Even the doctors thought it was just a migraine too but after Johnny slipped into a coma, his tumour was discovered and he was rushed to surgery.

Only 95 per cent of it was removed because it was “too close to some nerves”.

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Johnny is positive that in six months he'll be in the clear. Source: Channel 10

Despite his prognosis the star said his prognosis is "generally quite positive".

"Fingers crossed by the end of six months of chemo that I'm in the clear," Johnny said.

He posted a sweet message to his radiotherapy team on social media a few weeks ago. Source: Instagram

RELATED: Johnny speaks from inside cancer ward

Johnny is now undergoing radiation treatment for six weeks, and will then have a four-week break before a six-month stint of chemotherapy.

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Johnny Ruffo and girlfriend Tahnee Sims recently attended the Save Our Sons charity gala in Sydney. Source: Getty

With the support of his close family and friends, the actor is maintaining a positive outlook.

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