Olivia Newton-John says she is 'doing great' weeks after revealing she has very little time left to live as she fights cancer
Olivia Newton-John has not let her battle with cancer get in the way of living her life. The 'Grease' actress was seen for the first time at a Hollywood award show since getting candid about her struggles with breast cancer.
The actress was seen on the red carpet of the Industry Dance Awards and Cancer Benefit Show in Hollywood on August 14. She was given a lifetime achievement award and was presented with a donation for the Cancer Wellness & Research Center in Australia.
Newton-John was seen smiling as she posed for pictures and also wanted people to know that she was feeling good. As reported by ET, she shared, "I just want everyone to know, I'm here, I'm doing great. It was a challenging year because I broke my sacrum and I had to learn to walk again and everything. But I am strong and I am back and I'm feeling good and loving every minute."
Newton-John looked stunning in a white trouser suit which she had paired with a shimmery silver top. She sported a pair of trainers with the outfit.
Earlier in an interview with '60 Minutes Australia' about living with stage 4 breast cancer, the 70-year-old revealed that the chances of a cure are unlikely but she is not interested in knowing how much more time she has to live.
"When you're given a cancer diagnosis or a scary honest diagnosis, you're suddenly given a possibility of a time limit," she said in the interview earlier this month.
"If somebody tells you, you have six months to live, very possibly you will because you believe that," Newton-John continued. "So for me, psychologically, it's better not to have any idea of what they expect or what the last person that has what you have lived, so I don't, I don't tune in."
The beloved star was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and again in 2013, but chose to keep that battle private.
Last year in November, she had shared the unfortunate news that she was battling breast cancer. She had also revealed that she had told doctors not to tell her how long she had to live as it was better for her mental health.
Her latest diagnosis follows her secret second battle with cancer, the first being two decades after she overcame the disease in 1992. Olivia has been treating her cancer with a combination of modern medicines and natural remedies. MEAWW had previously reported that she and her family were delivered the unfortunate news that her cancer was at stage four and had spread to her bones.