“I can only imagine how difficult it [has] been for her. What plays in my head a lot is, I hate to say this, but how hard it may be for her if something does happen to me,” he told Carrie.
Choking back tears, he elaborated on his fear: “It just gets me a little bit emotional about it. Because I know that at some point, something will happen, whether it’s, you know, a month from now, or 10 years from now, or 20 years.”
The star was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2017 and had a successful operation to remove the tumour. While he recovered and was in remission in 2019, the singer announced that the cancer had returned in late 2020.
“The cancer had come back, which was fairly devastating because I thought I was in remission,” he told Carrie.
“It’s terminal cancer, so at some point, it’s going to get me, but I’m still fighting, still kicking on.”
The X Factor contestant told The Project host that the average life expectancy for his type of cancer was only three years, but he’s already beaten that.
“For me, it’s already been five years. My goal is now to help as many people as I can, and live a happy life.”
The star was on the show to promote his new book, called ‘No Finish Line’. Johnny shared a first look at the cover last month, along with an excited comment.
“So proud to see this come to life,” he wrote. “I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did writing it.”
His Home and Away family were quick to congratulate the actor, with Lynne McGranger gushing over the news.
“So proud of you my friend. Oh boy have you climbed some mountains. Keep climbing darling and chookas with your fabulous book. Love you,” she wrote.
“Congratulations Johnny, can’t wait to read,” added Emily Symons.
‘How awkward is that?’
The Project’s Carrie Bickmore couldn’t help but ask the author about one of her favourite parts in his book — a hilarious X-rated interaction with his mum at a sperm bank.
In case Johnny wants children in the future, his mum took him to make a deposit at a sperm bank.
“Oh don’t! Mum’s sitting in the waiting room and I’m having a wank,” he laughed.
“How awkward is that? Oh don’t!” he exclaimed, before covering his face with his hand.
When the host said he won’t have been the first person to have gone through this unique situation, Johnny agreed quickly.
“I can imagine, and I won’t be the last,” he said.
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