Olivia Newton-John reveals she’s battling cancer again

Oscar Cross
September 11, 2018

Olivia Newton-John has revealed she is battling cancer for the third time - after keeping her second fight with the disease a secret.

The Grease star gave an extended interview on Australia's Sunday Night program in which she revealed another tumor was found a year ago after it seemed she was in remission. But in recent years, it's her fight against cancer that's been in the headlines.

Newton-John said she's grateful to be living in California, where marijuana is legal.

"I'd be lying if it said I never go there, there are moments, I'm human", she explains. "But my husband's always there, and he's there to support me".

She finds herself "lucky" to live in California and hopes that in her home country of Australia, medical marijuana laws will change.

The singer and actor was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and underwent chemotherapy and a partial mastectomy. She beat the cancer, but discovered in 2013 a lump in her shoulder after a auto accident.

"I've been great", she said at the time.


She told Australian show "Sunday Night" that she believes she will "win over it".

"Cancer is something I will need to say on top of for the rest of my long life", she writes.

Olivia rose to fame in 1978 hit musical Grease, which she starred in alongside John Travolta, 64. A lot of people see it as a fight and that is their prerogative. This time, the cancer had spread to her sacrum, a bone at the base of the spine, a discovery which was made by doctors treating her for what they thought was sciatica, a common back complaint.

Newton-John has chose to treat this cancer with modern medicine and natural remedies. "I just wish her the very best".

The courageous beauty says she doesn't spend any time feeling sorry for herself, and is aware of how lucky she has been in life.

"I live in a handsome place, have a wonderful husband, all these animals I adore, I have an incredible career - I have nothing really to complain about".

She told Sunday Night she initially believed it was a due to the strain of her seat belt, before scans revealed it was the return of the breast cancer she had beaten two decades earlier. I have all the animals that I adore.

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