Olivia Newton-John has been fighting for her life for a long time. According to a report from Today, Olivia recently revealed she was diagnosed with cancer for the third time, but rather than telling the public, she chose to fight it in private and away from the public’s eye.
Back in 1992, the star of Grease, Olivia, revealed she was diagnosed with breast cancer and then got it again in 2017. Unfortunately, it metastasized in her back.
Additionally, she battled the illness in 2013. Doctors discovered she had cancer in her shoulder following a car accident that left her injured. Currently, Newton-John is out with a new memoir called Don’t Stop Believing, in which she described some of her experiences with cancer, and how she fought it for years.
In 2013, upon the news from her doctor, Olivia said she didn’t tell some of her family and friends. She chose to fight it in private. “I just decided I wanted to go through it myself. It was a decision that I would keep it to myself at the time.”
“I just decided I wanted to go through it myself.” @olivianj explains to @nmoralesnbc why she chose to keep her third time fighting cancer to herself and the treatments she’s using to manage her cancer pic.twitter.com/bZo0hEvJvz
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 8, 2019
For a few years, people have speculated that Olivia Newton-John was on her death bed. For that reason, she chose to keep her cancer battles out of the public’s sphere, because the speculation can get to a person and damage their mindset and ability to persevere.
Olivia took to her Instagram to state she was doing well, despite rumors that had been “greatly exaggerated.” Currently, Olivia is taking medication given to her by her doctor and relies on not only herbs and other holistic treatments, but also medicinal cannabis.
As for how she has been combatting cancer, Olivia, her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, and her spouse, John Easterling, like to grow plants and then make them into a liquid for her to drink. Interestingly, holistic treatments have continued to get more and more popular as the years go by.
In fact, some have argued that chemotherapy treatments are a big part of why the fight with cancer is so bad. The symptoms of the treatment are often worse than cancer itself.