Johnny Ruffo has shared details about his comeback single ‘Broken Glass’, explaining how it is probably the “most vulnerable” song he’s written to date following a tough battle with cancer.
Appearing on the Channel 7’s The Morning Show on Friday the star opened up about the meaning behind the emotional ballad which is the first song he’s released in four years.
Over the past couple of years the talented singer faced a gruelling fight against cancer, after discovering that what he believed to be a migraine was actually a very serious brain tumour.
Now back on the road to success Johnny said he’s excited to be writing music once again with a song he hopes people will be able to connect with.
“It is probably the most vulnerable song I’ve written, it’s very personal for me,” he told hosts Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur.
“It’s loosely about my experience in the past two, three years, it’s a song about being down and out, not necessarily with what I went through with cancer, but just anything, it might be depression, it might be losing a loved one, anything.”
Johnny added: “I really want people to be able to connect with it and interpret it in their own way, because everybody, no matter who you are, goes through struggle.”
The new single comes around nine months after an emotional Johnny revealed he was finally in remission, 14 months after he was first diagnosed with cancer.
Speaking in an emotional interview on The Morning Show back in October, the former X Factor Australia star revealed the amazing moment he was told by doctors he could be just two MRI scans away from getting the official all clear.
“Not even a week ago, I went in for my monthly check-up and I got some great results,” he said on the show at the time. “The oncologist said that I’d finished all of my chemo and I was in a state of remission. I still need to go in every three months for MRI checks, but providing the next one or two are good I’m in the clear.”
The hosts were clearly overwhelmed with his announcement as they said: “That’s amazing news.”
Johnny added: “I’m very very happy about it. I’m actually relieved, it’s been a really long journey and quite difficult at times.”
Admitting he was reluctant to use the word remission given what he’s been through, he said his biggest relief was not having to have any more chemo – something he said had been very “rough”.