Olivia Newton-John says she doesn't know how long she has left to live as she opens up about stage four cancer
In 2017, Olivia Newton-John and her family were told that her cancer was at stage four and had spread to her bones
Olivia Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, but after a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy she defeated her cancer. Came 2013, her cancer reappeared again and she underwent a second round of treatment, which cleared up the disease until 2017 when the singer was told her cancer had reappeared for a third time. This time, however, she and her family were delivered the unfortunate news that her cancer was at stage four and had spread to her bones.
While speaking to 60 Minutes, she got candid on her cancer and said, "It’s something that I’m living with but I don’t see it that way. It’s a choice. Everything’s a choice. I see it as something in my body that I’m getting rid of. I don’t talk about a battle or a war." She added that she had to talk to her body and tell it to heal itself. She further added that she did not refer to her cancer as a "battle" and shared that every day was a "gift". She also shared that she was loving being at home and supporting her husband John.
She revealed that she would be selling off many of her famous items which she wore in the 1978 movie 'Grease'. Her iconic leather jacket and tight trousers and several other items will be auctioned off at Julien's auction in Los Angeles in November this year. The singer has recently turned to marijuana which is grown in her backyard and has revealed that it has improved her quality of life. All the proceeds from the auction will be donated to her Cancer Wellness & Research Centre which helps to raise funds for clinical trials on medical marijuana.
Olivia has been treating her cancer with a combination of modern medicines and natural remedies.
"In California, it’s legal to grow a certain amount of plants for your own medicinal purposes. I’m very lucky that I live in a state where it’s legal and that I have a husband that is a plant-medicine man," she shared.
Olivia's daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, 33 emotionally revealed that she rarely talked about the illness with her mother and described herself as her mother's "protector".
Earlier this year, Olivia responded to reports that she had just weeks to live. She said that the doctors did not tell her how long they expected her to live but revealed that she would have paid no attention even if they did.