X Factor Australia‘s Johnny Ruffo has confessed he’d “be lost” without his girlfriend, Tahnee Sims, amid his battle with brain cancer.
On August 29, the 34-year-old singer confirmed he had been diagnosed with “terminal cancer”, explaining: “At some point, it will get me, but I’ll still fighting, still kicking on.”
Now, he’s expressed his gratitude for his girlfriend of seven years, who he claims is his “foundation” of support.
“I’d be lost without her,” Johnny told Now to Love in a new interview. “She’s just everything.
“She comes home from work and she’s probably so tired and just wants to have a break, and then she has me. She wants to try and make me smile. I don’t know how she does it. I really don’t.”
The singer said he always uses “we” when discussing his experience to explain that he shares his cancer journey with his partner.
“I always say, ‘Oh yeah, we’ve got chemo this week’, ‘we’ve got treatment’, or ‘we’ve got an appointment’ about our cancer,” Johnny described.
“I feel like she’s going through this just as much as I am. And she’s experiencing it just as much as I am. She’s been the most incredible support.”
Although he admitted that cancer treatment is “not easy”, Johnny said Tahnee is “always there motivating” him.
“She’s constantly there by my side, trying to motivate me to feel better and to just keep going,” he said. “One foot in front of the other.”
Johnny Ruffo Becomes “Emotional” When Thinking About How His Girlfriend Will Cope Without Him
Johnny’s latest expression of gratitude towards his partner following his heartwrenching interview with The Project in September.
The Intouchable songwriter said he often becomes emotional when thinking about what it would be like for Tahnee when he passes.
“I can only imagine how difficult it has been for her. What plays in my head a lot is, I hate to say this, how hard it may be for her if something does happen to me,” Johnny admitted.
He continued: “It’s something that I don’t want to think about. It just gets me a little bit emotional about it because I know at some point something will happen, whether it’s a month from now or ten years from now or 20 years.”
Johnny then turned to the camera to say “thank you” to Tahnee for “everything she has done”.
Wishing Johnny all the best as he continues his battle.
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