Olivia Newton-John battling cancer for third time

Carla Harmon
September 10, 2018

Speaking to Australia's Sunday Night, Olivia Newton-John confirmed that she's battling cancer for the third time.

After beating the disease, she became an advocate for breast cancer research and treatment, opening the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Newton-John says she was told a year ago she had cancer at the base of her spine, and she's been treating it since by completely cutting sugar out of her diet, as well as with natural remedies and "modern" meds, including cannabis oil as a pain reliever, per the Independent.

The Grease actress, who turns 70 in just a few days' time, told Channel Seven's Sunday Night that doctors have found a tumour at the base of her spine.

The Aussie singer was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992.

She said: "I thought "It's my life" and I just chose to keep it to myself".

Sir Barry said: "I'm very, very sad to hear about it (the cancer returning) again, what we all thought she had defeated is still there".

"I'm very lucky to live in a state where it's legal and I have a husband who is a plant medicine man - how lucky is that?" she said.

Discussing the alternative treatment, Newton-John writes, "This has helped me greatly with pain and sleep".

She also reunited with "Grease" co-star John Travolta in August for the 40 anniversary of the film's screening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.

She told Australian show "Sunday Night" that she believes she will "win over it".

"I live in a attractive place, have a wonderful husband, all these animals I adore, I have an incredible career - I have nothing really to complain about".

When asked if she was scared, she responded, "No, I don't go there".

She has also found success as a recording artist with multiple number one singles and has toured internationally, most recently in the United States on the back of her 2017 album Live On. I have all the animals that I adore.

"I'm still treating it, and I'm treating it naturally and doing really well, yeah", Olivia adds. "I have nothing, really, to complain about", Olivia adds.

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