Skip Nav
LGBTQ Pride Essays POPSUGAR Australia
News
30 People Reflect on What Pride Means to Them
Demi Lovato
Look Back at All the Jonas Brothers' Past and Current Loves
TV
Leaving Neverland: A Breakdown of the Disturbing Allegations Against Michael Jackson
Why Did Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton Stop Being Friends?
Celebrity Friendships
The Mysterious and Dramatic End to Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's Friendship
Movies
The 45 Movies Every Basic B*tch Loves

Olivia Newton-John Diagnosed With Cancer 2018

Olivia Newton-John Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer For the Third Time in 3 Decades

Olivia Newton-John has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades. In an interview on Australian news broadcast Sunday Night, Olivia revealed that doctors found a tumour at the base of her back in 2017. Since then, she's been using modern medicines and natural remedies, including cannabis oil, to treat the cancer and reduce pain. She's also stopped eating sugar and started radiation treatment.

In the interview, the Australian singer and actress expressed gratitude for having the support of her husband, John Easterling, saying, "A lot of cannabis, my husband grows for me. In California, it's legal to grow a certain amount of plants for your own medicinal purposes. He makes me tinctures . . . and they help with pain, they help with sleep. So, I'm very lucky that I live in a state where it's legal and that I have a husband that is a plant medicine man." She went on to say that John is "always there to support me, and I believe I will win over it and that's my goal."

Olivia sang and danced her way into the spotlight when she starred as the sweet and sassy Sandy Olsen in Grease in 1978. She was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992 and became an advocate for cancer research and breast cancer screenings. She even has a cancer center named after her in Melbourne, Australia: the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Research Center. After undergoing a partial mastectomy and reconstruction, she was able to beat the cancer. Then in 2013, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, with it spreading to her shoulders. This time around, she remains optimistic. "I'm a very privileged person, and I'm very aware of that," she said in the Sunday Night interview. "I have a wonderful husband, I have all the animals I adore, I have an incredible career. I have nothing really to complain about."

Image Source: Getty / John Sciulli
More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Dax Shepard Reveals Why He Married Kristen Bell
Jennifer Lopez Talks Alex Rodriguez Engagement March 2019
Cole Sprouse Quotes About Friends on Busy Tonight Video
George Clooney Quotes on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Cole Sprouse Quotes on Lili Reinhart in Glamour March 2019
Mark Ruffalo Quotes About Noah Centineo on Fallon Show Video
Gwyneth Paltrow Today Show Quotes About Marriage March 2019
What Did Jordyn Woods Say on Red Table Talk?
Zoë Kravitz Quotes About Race on Big Little Lies Jan. 2019
Selma Blair's Quotes About MS on Good Morning America 2019
Tiffany Haddish's Reaction to "Shallow" Oscars Performance
Tracee Ellis Ross Quotes About Being Single Oct. 2018
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds