Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with breast cancer again
- Author: Essie Rivera Jun 02, 2017,
Jun 02, 2017, 1:52
Twenty-five years after she was treated for breast cancer, Olivia Newton-John has postponed upcoming tour dates because the disease is back and has spread to her spine.
Olivia Newton-John has announced she is battling breast cancer for the second time and will be postponing her June tour dates in the USA and Canada.
The statement said the "Physical" singer was postponing her June U.S. and Canadian tours.
She has vowed to fight the disease with the help of her own Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre based in Melbourne, Australia.
Singer Chloe Lattanzi (L) and her mother, singer/actress Olivia Newton-John celebrate the 35th anniversary of "Xanadu" with the world premiere of their music video "You Have to Believe" at Share Nightclub on August 9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Chloe - who is based in OR with her fiancé James Driskill - went on to explain her desperate need for privacy at this hard time. Her sister Rona died of brain cancer in 2013, and she herself battled back from a breast cancer diagnosis through most of the 1990s.
Olivia was previously diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago in 1992 and underwent a mastectomy.
"Deep down, there was always a tiny nugget of hope inside me that said, 'You'll be OK. It's taught me compassion for those going through hard times".
Per BBC, the cancer treatment facility was partially funded by a sponsored walk along the Great Wall of China participated in by her A-list friends such as Sir Cliff Richard and Joan Rivers.
Chloe, 31, then revealed that Olivia would be trying cannabis oil: "She will be using medicine that I often talk about".
According to recent numbers, more than 3 million women in the USA have breast cancer.
She wrote on Instagram: "I want to thank all of you for your love and support".