Cancer Type – Breast
Bio – Olivia Newton-John the ‘Grease’ star we all love credits breast cancer to cleaning up her mental health and now support others on their cancer journey. Through her foundation “The Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre” located in Australia she has made an extraordinary contribution to awareness and helping others.
Short Story – A shining example of stars who have used their own cancer struggle to do good, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Center was founded to treat cancer and carry our breakthrough research and clinical trials.
Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, she was 44 years old. The actress/singer was the epitome of healthy, so her diagnosis came as a shock, “I was a classic people-pleaser. Like many women, I felt it was almost a duty to hide my own feelings to keep other people happy. I still wonder if that attitude and the stress I must have bottled up had something to do with me getting the disease.” Olivia is now on her third bout with cancer and as always is open and willing to discuss her challenges openly and in an informative way, Recently on CBS This Morning Olivia Newton-John discussed her cancer diagnosis and mindset and disappointment with the reality of third time.
After her diagnosis, she lost her father to liver cancer and somehow held onto hope that she would be ok. Olivia underwent chemotherapy and complete breast reconstruction. Olivia Newton-John believes when you go through something difficult, even something as dramatic as cancer, something positive will come of it, and exactly why she started a positive healing center to support people on their cancer journey.
Thank you for giving back Olivia Newton-John and for the real-time example of staying the course no matter how difficult it becomes or how tired you are with the fight.
Olivia Newton John Breast Cancer Update
Olivia is doing well, but in 2017 was diagnosed for the third time with breast cancer. This time it is stage 4 and has metastasized to her bones.
She and her second husband, John Easterling, were at her Wellness Walk and Research Run in 2018. She has also been open about using cannabis to treat her cancer pain and other symptoms. In September 2019, Olivia attended the fourth annual Cannabis Science Conference West, where they discuss the cannabis industry.
In 2018 some tabloids reported that Olivia was barely clinging to life and only had weeks to live. Olivia took to social media to assure fans that it was not true. She says, “Lately, there’s been some silly thing in the paper about my ‘denying my diagnosis,’ but it’s absolutely not true. I’m not denying anything — I just don’t pay attention to statistics because I think they can tweak your mind into believing them. I’m not a statistic.”
Olivia, Cancer Horizon can’t thank you enough for being the cancer champion you are, for opening the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute that also houses the La Trobe School of Cancer Medicine, and your advocacy on medical marijuana. You give others hope.
|Born||26 September 1948 (age 71) Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, entrepreneur, activist|
|Spouse(s)||Matt Lattanzi (m. 1984; div. 1995), John Easterling (m. 2008)|
|Relatives||Max Born (grandfather), Brett Goldsmith (nephew), Tottie Goldsmith (niece), Gustav Victor Rudolf Born (uncle)|
|Genres||Pop, country, soft rock, New-age, adult contemporary, pop rock|
|Labels||Uni, MCA, EMI, Pye, Festival|
Image Credits – By Eva Rinaldi / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)