Olivia Newton-John Shares Cancer Battle Update, Says She’s ‘Confident’
Olivia Newton-John is not submitting to a second cancer battle, has shared an optimistic update about the fight ahead.
In May, Newton-John shared news on Facebook that she had been diagnosed with cancer that had metastasized in her sacrum. She said she planned to postpone tour dates to properly treat the condition, and in a new statement published by People, she adds she appreciates fans who've shown their support over the past week.
“I am really grateful for and touched by the worldwide outpouring of love and concern. Thank you," she noted. "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. I’m totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others! Love and light, Olivia.”
Newton-John previously told fans she plans to undergo a "short course of photon radiation therapy" and will hopefully return to her touring circuit by the year's end. Her latest album LIV ON addresses overcoming cancer in 1992 and living with the trauma of the illness.
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