Olivia Newton-John Hopes Cancer Battle Will Inspire Others
Australian superstar Olivia Newton-John has spoken for the first time about her new cancer battle, saying she hopes that her “new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others.”
The Grease star, 68, has told People magazine that she is feeling strong just a week after she revealed she had been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that spread to her sacrum.
“I am really grateful for and touched by the worldwide outpouring of love and concern. Thank you. I am feeling good and enjoying total support from my family and friends, along with a team of wellness and medical practitioners both here in the US and at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” she said.
“I’m totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others! Love and light, Olivia.”
Her husband, John Easterling 65, said Olivia has started photon radiation therapy supplemented with other natural wellness therapies and that her pain “has gone from (level) 8 to about a 2” already after just a week of treatment.
“We both have the same unshakeable belief that she’s going to have a wonderful success story,”
“We’re not trying to be positive. We have an absolute knowingness that we can turn this around.”
It is 25 years since Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer, which led her to raise money for those fighting the disease.
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