Newton-John responded with a cheery message, telling fans, “Happy New Year, everyone! I just want to say the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated, to quote a very famous quote, and I'm doing great and I want to wish all of you the happiest, healthiest 2019 that's possible.”
The “Grease” star continued, “Thank you all for the wonderful love and support for me and for my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia.”
Before Olivia posted the video, her rep told People that claims she was clinging to life were “ridiculous." Her niece, Tottie Goldsmith, also posted on Instagram, “Just giving you the heads up that Livvy is in good health, so let's leave that distressing rumor where it belongs.”
Olivia first battled breast cancer in 1992, and went into remission. In May 2017 she revealed that her breast cancer had returned and spread to her back. In September, she told Australia's “Sunday Night” program that the cancer resurfaced in her shoulder in 2013, though she had never gone public with the diagnosis.