Olivia Newton-John Talks Cancer Diagnosis – ‘Every Day Is A Gift’ She Says On ’60 Minutes’
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After battling cancer two prior times in her life, actress and singer Olivia Newton-John is now in the midst of her third cancer battle. This time, she’s been diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, and chances of a cure are unlikely.
Still, the Grease star remains positive, telling 60 Minutes Australia in a recent interview that she’s managed to fight the pain with natural remedies and cannabis her husband grows.
“I really believe the cannabis has made a huge difference,” she said. “If I don’t take the drops I can feel the pain, so I know it’s working.”
While Newton-John’s diagnosis doesn’t spell out good news, she is maintaining a hopeful outlook. She’s also refusing to pay attention to statistics about her disease.
In her 60 Minutes interview, Newton-John shared the number one thing she doesn’t want to know about her diagnosis. And that one thing is how much longer she’s estimated to have left to live.
“I don’t read statistics,” she said. “If you believe the statistics, you’re going to make them happen. If somebody tells you, ‘you have six months to live’, very possibly you will – because you believe that.”
Even though Newton-John isn’t paying attention to her estimated life expectancy, she’s still treating every day as if it’s her last.
“I’m so lucky that I’ve been through this three times and I’m still here,” she said. “I’m living with it. Every day is a gift now, particularly now.”
If you’d like to learn more about Newton-John’s cancer battle and her feelings surrounding it, tune in to part of her interview with 60 Minutes Australia below.
We’ll be keeping Newton-John in our prayers…