Olivia Newton-John may be facing cancer again, but the actress that won over the hearts of America by playing Sandy in 1978’s Grease is staying strong.
It may be the second time Olivia Newton-John is battling cancer, but the ever-optimistic star says she’s “totally confident” that she can beat the disease just like she did 25 years ago when she used chemotherapy and had a mastectomy.
This time around, however, her metastatic breast cancer has spread to her sacrum. But Olivia Newton-John is not losing hope, and she is showing the same strength to beat cancer she did in the early 90s when she was diagnosed with cancer for the first time.
Speaking to People Magazine in a statement, Olivia Newton-John revealed she is “really grateful for” and “touched by” all the support, love, and concern she had received from around the globe since going public with her diagnosis late last month and putting her U.S. and Canadian tour on hold.
Olivia Newton-John broke the news on Facebook.
While Olivia Newton-John’s determination to beat cancer for the second time in 25 years is inspiring to others, the Grease star praises her family and her friends, as well as a team of medical practitioners at her Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre for helping her get through the ordeal.
Olivia Newton-John revealed that she is “totally confident” in her ability to beat cancer once again and added that her journey “will have a positive success story to inspire others.” It already does inspire people around the world.
However, don’t confuse Olivia Newton-John’s optimistic approach with “trying to be positive,” as it’s not the case, according to her husband, John Easterling. Speaking to People Magazine, Easterling assured that they have “an absolute knowingness” that they can “turn this around.”
In addition to undergoing a short course of photon radiation therapy, Olivia Newton-John is also reportedly battling cancer by using cannabis as a form of treatment, as revealed by the singer’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, a vocal advocate for cannabis medicine, according to Channel Nine.
Olivia Newton-John’s cancer treatment is already paying off, as her husband revealed that the singer’s pain has gone from level “8 to about a 2” after just a week of treatment.
However, not everyone has been supportive of Olivia Newton-John and her family following the news of her cancer diagnosis. The singer’s daughter, Lattanzi, was provoked into quitting Instagram after comments lambasted her for smiling in one of her pics.
The comment posters, who Lattanzi later branded as “incredibly insensitive a**holes,” said it was wrong for the 31-year-old to be enjoying her life at the time when her mom battles cancer.
Although Olivia Newton-John fans were disappointed to hear the news that her cancer returned, they have been supportive in every way possible.
Even though her fans are not able to cheer up the singer in person – Olivia Newton-John postponed her U.S. and Canadian tour – they are not going to let Newton-John to “give into it.”
Olivia Newton-John’s hit song, “Not Gonna Give into It,” which she wrote when she was diagnosed with cancer for the first time 25 years ago, has recently become No. 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list, according to People.
Olivia Newton-John’s dedicated fans needed only a few days to get “Not Gonna Give into It” to the top of the list. They could, however, be able to support the ever-optimistic singer in person as soon as in August, when she’s reportedly planning to resume her tour.
According to a source cited by People Magazine, Olivia Newton-John has plans to return to touring as soon as August.
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