Olivia Newton-John dismisses speculation over her health in video message: 'Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated'
Olivia Newton-John is battling cancer for the third time around and decided to break her silence after several false reports claimed that she was dying and was 'clinging to life'. Her manager Michael Caprio had also dismissed all the claims as 'laughable'.
Olivia took to Facebook to share a video updating all her fans and followers on her health and said, "I just want to say that the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated! I am doing great! I want to wish you all the happiest and healthiest 2019 that is possible. Thank you all for your incredible love and support." Newton is being treated for cancer with radiation therapy and natural remedies such as cannabis oil.
Olivia's daughter Chloe has a legal weed farm in Oregon, USA. John Easterling, Olivia's husband, also grows marijuana to support his wife's recovery. Olivia previously shared, "My husband's a plant medicine man so he grew cannabis for me and made tinctures for me to take for pain and inflammation and so many other things that cannabis can do. It's been a maligned plant all these years [but] it really is a magical miracle plant. It helped me a lot with pain, because, you know, I don't like taking prescription drugs, so it's kind of a no-brainer," she said.
According to false reports from the US and Australia, the 'Grease' star was said to have "only weeks to live".
As reported by Radar Online, a source had shared, "Olivia's bodily functions appear to be shutting down, but she refuses to let go until she makes it through [her daughter] Chloe's wedding day." An Australian entertainment website 'Now to Love' also claimed that she did not have very long to live.
Tottie Goldsmith, Olivia's niece, also slammed the rumors and shared that her aunt is "in really good health". "You can rest assured she is going nowhere," Tottie added before describing the rumors as "sick".
In 2017, Olivia had been diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time, her first being more than 20 years ago.
In 2013, she secretly battled breast cancer for the second time. While appearing in an interview on Sunday Night in September last year, Olivia shared how there were some moments when her cancer diagnosis scared her.
"I'd be lying if I said I never [get scared]. There are moments, I'm human. If I allowed myself to go there, I could easily create that big fear. But my husband's always there, and he's there to support me. I believe I will win over it. That's my goal," she shared.