Olivia Newton-John announces third cancer relapse in emotional interview
Olivia Newton-John made the 'major health announcement' on Australian network Channel 7’s ‘Sunday Night.’
Olivia Newton-John, who has beat cancer twice and now does everything in her power combat the disease as a whole with the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Walk and Research Centre and, has been diagnosed for a third time with the fatal disease. The actress revealed the news in an emotional interview with Channel 7’s ‘Sunday Night’ and has vowed that she will continue to work to help cancer sufferers.
The 69-year-old's major “health announcement” was marketed quite heavily by the channel. In the teaser for the episode, host Melissa Doyle can be heard saying, “The interview Olivia Newton-John knew she had to do," adding that this interview would allow her to "put the record straight while she can." Olivia, meanwhile, says in the snippet, “I wasn't sure, you know if I'd make it.”
The announcement turned out to be as devastating as her fans fear it would be. Many have responded to the interview with positive wishes for the actress, telling her that she would be able to beat cancer again.
“Wishing you all the very best Olivia, sending you strength & prayers. A true inspiration & role model to many, have always enjoyed your music. I love @DeltaGoodrem & I love that Delta has done covers of a few of Olivia's songs. Well done SundayNight for the beautiful story” wrote one of her fans.
The actress was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, in the same weekend that her father passed away. “I underwent a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and breast reconstruction. I did herbal formulas, meditation and focused on a vision of complete wellness,” says ONJ in her website for cancer wellness, in which she also stated that she was doing well.
Unfortunately, after beating breast cancer for the first time 25 years ago, she had to undergo treatment again for the disease which had spread to her lower back last year. She writes all about it in her autobiography ‘Don't Stop Believin,' where she claimed that she would still “go on with life.” She also mentioned in the book, "I truly believe it will be like the last time."
That attitude surely seems to not have changed this time around either. An inspiration to many, the ‘Grease’ actress continues to work hard to beat the disease not just within herself, but also as a whole. In the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Walk and Research Centre website she writes, “My dream is that one day the ONJ Centre will be only about Wellness, and we will no longer need cancer centers because cancer will be a thing of the past.”