Olivia Newton-John is one of the world’s most adored faces in Hollywood. From being discovered at just 14 years old to international fame after releasing her single, "Till You Say You'll Be Mine", and of course, her massive success from the iconic film, Grease, Olivia stole the hearts of them all.
In 1992, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer. After receiving the care she needed, she was believed to be free from cancer. Then, in 2013, Olivia got into a minor traffic accident that sent her to the hospital. During a routine exam, doctors discovered cancer in her shoulder.
Not long after learning of her returned breast cancer, she revealed that she was also fighting cancer in her shoulder. In September 2018, Olivia shared a candid interview with Sunday Night, telling that her breast cancer had also returned in May 2017- although she had never said anything. During her Sunday Night interview, she also shared that she’s fighting cancer found in a tumor at the base of her spine.
In December 2018, one source claimed that Olivia’s body was beginning to shut down. The source, who has not to be named, revealed that all of her organs were beginning to fail and she only had weeks to live.
Immediately following the source, tabloids began sharing that the iconic actress and singer was just days from dying. When the news got back to her manager, Michael Caprio, he shut the claims down and shared that they were not only false but also “hilarious.” Michael Caprio warned fans by saying, “You might want to get better sources versus reading tabloids.”
While it’s easy to be surprised that something so mortal could happen to someone so iconic, Olivia has chosen to respond with the empathy for others who are also fighting cancer. When asked how she was dealing with her recent diagnosis, she simply said: “I’m one of millions in this fight — I shouldn’t say fight — in this journey. A lot of people see it as a fight, and wherever you choose to see it, that’s your prerogative. I see it as part of my mission.”
Olivia Newton-John is human just like the rest of us and desperately needs your prayers. Please please please keep her in your prayers as she fights two forms of cancer for the third time.