In the first week of August, singer and actor Johnny Ruffo was suffering from an excruciating migraine.
It wasn’t something he hadn’t felt before – the 29-year-old said he had been experiencing headaches “for years” – but when he began to slur his sentences and “jumble up his words”, his longterm girlfriend Tahnee Sims rushed him to the emergency room.
During the chat, Johnny said he was told by doctors that he probably would have died had it not been for the quick-thinking of Tahnee.
“The surgeon said if I hadn’t gone to the hospital that night, I would have died in my sleep that night,” he said.
“It’s just sheer luck that I went in when I did otherwise I wouldn’t be here.”
Tahnee also faced the extremely difficult task of signing the consent form that allowed doctors to remove Johnny’s tumour.