- Publish Date
- Thursday, 10 August 2017, 5:22PM
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Former Home and Away star Johnny Ruffo has shocked his fans by revealing he has had emergency surgery to remove a brain tumour.
The 29-year-old TV star shared images of himself to his Instagram page on Thursday, which showed his post-operation scar.
Johnny, who rose to fame on The X Factor Australia, told Daily Mail Australia he went to hospital on Sunday with a migraine, before being rushed into surgery.
'On Sunday I went into hospital with a migraine. I had to have emergency surgery to have a brain tumour removed,' Johnny said.
He continued: 'I am on the mend and feeling positive. Keep me in your thoughts.'
Johnny's management confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that he is awaiting results to see if the tumour is benign or malignant.
Meanwhile, he wrote on Instagram that the health scare has helped 'put things into perspective'.
'Hoping for a positive result, keep me in your thoughts,' he added.
Fans sent Johnny well wishes on social media, with one commenting: 'Please get better soon and sending a lot of love your way.'
Another wrote: 'Sorry to see and here this. Hope you have a good recovery. Prayers and thoughts are with you.'
Johnny's management also shared an Instagram photo of Johnny in hospital after the operation, adding: 'You are in our thoughts and Prayers Ruffo. We love ya.'
- This article was first published on dailymail.co.uk and is republished here with permission.