Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John has again been diagnosed with cancer after initially being diagnosed with the disease — and beating it — 25 years ago.
The “Grease” star appears on the cover of the newest issue of People and opens up about her cancer diagnosis. Newton-John was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her sacrum.
“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,” Newton-John tells People.
“I’m totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others! Love and light, Olivia.”
Facing this battle for the second time in her life has Newton-John determined and thankful for the love and support around her, including those coming from her husband, John Easterling.
“We both have the same unshakable belief that she’s going to have a wonderful success story,” Easterling says. “We’re not trying to be positive. We have an absolute knowingness that we can turn this around.”
There is already some positive news on the horizon for Newton-John. As she is currently undergoing a short course of photon radiation therapy in addition to natural wellness therapies, her pain has decreased. “She’s gone from 8 to about a 2,” Easterling reveals.
Newton-John’s “Grease” co-star John Travolta, 63, spoke to People about his friend’s battle with cancer. Over the years, the two have stayed close and even released a Christmas album together. For Travolta, he believes all her fans play an invaluable role in the star’s battle.