Olivia Newton-John Speaks Out on Breast Cancer Battle
“Grease” actress Olivia Newton-John is staying positive after being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time.
Newton-John, who first battled cancer in 1992, told People magazine, "I am really grateful for and touched by the worldwide outpouring of love and concern. Thank you. I am feeling good and enjoying total support from my family and friends, along with a team of wellness and medical practitioners both here in the US and at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia.”
She added, “I'm totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others! Love and light, Olivia.”
Olivia's husband, John Easterling, also believes that she can beat the cancer, saying, "We both have the same unshakable belief that she's going to have a wonderful success story. We're not trying to be positive. We have an absolute knowingness that we can turn this around.”
Along with natural wellness therapies, Newton-John has been undergoing radiation therapy for a week, which has reduced her pain from “[level] 8 to about a 2.”
Newton-John was diagnosed after suffering severe back pain. After several tests, doctors told the 68-year-old that the cancer had spread to the sacrum. The singer has postponed her June concerts.