Olivia Newton-John is reportedly recovering from cancer treatments with the help of herbs and cannabis

Last week the actress assured her well wishers she was fine after multiple reports said she was on her deathbed


                            Olivia Newton-John is reportedly recovering from cancer treatments with the help of herbs and cannabis

Olivia Newton-John is doing great, despite undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Last week, the 70-year-old actress assured all her well-wishers that she was doing just fine, especially after multiple tabloids reported that the actress was on her deathbed. Back in 2017 the actress had revealed to the world that she had been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that had metastasized to her back.

And now, a source close to the 'Grease' star told People magazine that while the “absurd” reports “scared” her family and friends, she is indeed “doing great”. Newton-John, who has been a long-standing proponent of pairing traditional medicine with holistic wellness methods, is reportedly depending upon use of herbs and cannabis to recuperate from the cancer treatments she's undergoing.

Olivia Newton-John waves during the annual Wellness Walk and Research Runon September 16, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Olivia Newton-John waves during the annual Wellness Walk and Research Runon September 16, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

“That’s a major part of her treatment and recovery,” the source said. “A lot of the reason she’s looking and feeling so great has to do with the holistic stuff she’s doing. She has always been about healing the body, mind, and spirit.” Newton-John, who recently finished a series of treatments in California, “took a couple of months off to get herself back to strength” according to the same source.

The source also added that the actress is "going to constantly be going through treatments, but she’s doing well.” Newton-John was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992, for which, at the time, she underwent a partial mastectomy, nine months of chemotherapy and breast reconstruction. 

Olivia Newton-John attends the Academy Presents 'Grease' (1978) 40th Anniversary at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 15, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Olivia Newton-John attends the Academy Presents 'Grease' (1978) 40th Anniversary at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 15, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

After beating the disease, the actress became one of the biggest advocates in the film industry for breast cancer research and early detection. However, in May 2017,  she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that had metastasized to the sacrum by her doctors. When her cancer was diagnosed in 2017, the actress had postponed the first half of her concert tour, thinking of her ailment as severe back pain from sciatica.

However, further tests revealed that her cancer was back and that it had spread this time around. This is the actress' third bout with cancer, which a lot of doctors have previously described as practically incurable. However, there are several medical practitioners who believe that the condition is capable of being managed through treatment.

Entertainer Olivia Newton-John (C) poses in the 'Hell's Chariot' Ford Mercury convertible from the movie 'Grease' as she attends a welcome event at Flamingo Las Vegas on April 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Entertainer Olivia Newton-John (C) poses in the 'Hell's Chariot' Ford Mercury convertible from the movie 'Grease' as she attends a welcome event at Flamingo Las Vegas on April 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

After reports of her being on her deathbed started circulating all over the media, Newton-John posted a New Year’s greeting to fans and cleared up the air about her health. “I just want to say the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” she said, quoting Mark Twain in a video posted to her Instagram account on January 2. “I’m doing great, and I want to wish all of you the happiest, healthiest 2019 that’s possible.”

“Thank you all for the wonderful love and support for me and for my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” she added. Even her niece, Tottie Goldsmith, spoke out on Instagram to clear up the mounting claims about her aunt’s health. “Just giving you the heads up that Livvy is in good health, so let’s leave that distressing rumor where it belongs,” Goldsmith shared at the time.

Celebrities Tottie Goldsmith and Olivia Newton-John watch the match between Andy Roddick of the USA and Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during day twelve of the Australian Open Grand Slam at Melbourne Park January 28, 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Celebrities Tottie Goldsmith and Olivia Newton-John watch the match between Andy Roddick of the USA and Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during day twelve of the Australian Open Grand Slam at Melbourne Park January 28, 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)