'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John looks radiant as she makes first appearance since third cancer diagnosis
Actress Olivia Newton-John spoke at the annual Wellness Walk in Australia to raise both awareness and money for cancer research on Sunday
There's no stopping the 'Grease' legend Olivia Newton-John from having a good time. The 69-year-old actress revealed that she is battling cancer for the third time, years after secretly overcoming the illness. On Sunday, the 'Xanadu' star, however, hasn’t let the diagnosis get the better of her as she was spotted beaming alongside pals at the annual Wellness Walk in Australia to raise both awareness and money for cancer research.
Olivia was spotted smiling gleefully alongside many others dressed in the official green uniform for the event. She even took to stage to give a speech to the crowds before doing a small dance afterwards and meeting her fans.
my mum finally met olivia newton-john today after being a fan for 47 years. she cried with happiness, she deserves this so much ❤️ pic.twitter.com/sdPoMkNXu8— sam (@ortusmendes) September 16, 2018
Speaking on Australian TV's 'Sunday Night', Olivia opened up about her breast cancer diagnosis. "My husband’s always there, and he’s always there to support me. I believe I will win over it and that’s my goal," she said.
Olivia also confessed that she has cut sugar out of her diet following the news and is using homegrown cannabis alongside common medicines to tackle the disease. She said: "I'm so lucky. I'm married to an amazing man who is a plant medicine expert."
Olivia was first diagnosed with the disease in 1992, and once again in 2013, but she kept it a secret.
She thanked her fans for their support following her most recent diagnosis. She said: "Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you who sent such kind and loving messages of support over the past few months. Your prayers and well wishes have truly helped me and continue to lift my spirits."
While people mostly recognize Olivia from her famous role as Sandy in 'Grease,' she has since released many number one hit singles and has toured internationally.