Samuel Johnson, the star of Secret Life Of Us and Seven’s recent hit Molly, has announced his decision to quit acting in order to focus on raising money for the fight against cancer.

Johnson made the announcement via a lengthy post on the Facebook page of his charity Love Your Sister, saying that he wants to focus solely on his goal of raising $10m for the organisation. 

“I can’t act anymore,” he said in the post. “Not if I’m to serve you properly. I’m tired of other things dragging me away from you […] I cannot play pretend on telly while our families are falling.”

Johnson, who was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his services to cancer research support organisaitons and the performing arts, said that his last paid acting work was Molly, which wrapped last year.

He plans to devote the bulk of his time to the group – which he started for his sister, who is facing terminal breast cancer – but says that “I will still have to do the odd voice-over so I can eat if that’s OK!”

Read his full statement below:

To our amazing LYS Village,I think this is the best place for me to announce my retirement from acting, after nearly…

Posted by Love Your Sister on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Source: Facebook.

Photo: Love Your Sister / Samuel Johnson.