Olivia Newton-John is a talented 72-year-old British-Australian singer and songwriter, who gained prominence in 1971, after releasing her first solo album titled “If Not For You,” which later became an international hit.
For many years, the four-time Grammy Award winner developed unique sounds around her known genres of music which include; pop, country, and soft rock.
Recently, the singer has been open about her battles with breast cancer, after revealing that she first received a correct diagnosis in 1992. Ever since, she has gained support of millions of fans worldwide.
Keep reading below for more information.
Olivia’s Shout-Out To Her Husband
The “Long Live Long” singer shared a recent update about her health with “Closer,” stating how she has managed to stay atop of it all these years. Thanks to her husband, John Easterling, Newton-John said she is feeling good.
She noted that he helps manage her pain through the medications and radiation treatments that she has to receive to battle her cancer. According to the singer, Easterling does this with help of his company’s herbs and cannabis.
Newton-John emphasized that cannabis and traditional treatments have helped to improve her health and mood. Although she did not go into detail as to how she uses these products, it was evident that the singer was doing well.
Love Like No Other
Newton-John got married to Easterling in 2008, and he later became the founder of the “Amazon Herb Company.” The pair tied the knot in a special incan ceremony that took place in Peru on June 21, 2008.
Following this, they decided to hold a legal marriage ceremony nine days later in Florida, and were in the company of friends and families. Presently, the couple lives in a Santa Barbara mansion that they purchased in 2015.
Newton-John had a daughter from a previous relationship, however, Easterling has no record of any children from past relationships. Although the pair are six years apart in age, they share a very close and beautiful relationship.
Scary Health Complications
Newton-John revealed to “Closer” that she first received her breast cancer diagnosis in 1992. After a series of treatments, the doctors determined that the she was cancer free.
Nevertheless, in May 2017, the Australian actress announced that the cancer was back, and this time, it had metastasized to her lower back, causing her a lot of pain. Also, the actress disclosed that this was the third reoccurrence for the disease, and each time, it came back with difficulties.
Newton-John said her doctors told her in 2017 that the cancer had spread to her bones and was categorized as stage IV. Despite the frightening news, she has remained brave, and is fighting to stay healthy the best way she can.
Newton-John’s Life As An Activist
Aside from being a renowned singer, Newton-John wears many hats; some of which include acting, activism, and entrepreneurship.
Per her activism career, Newton-John is a strong advocate for health problems awareness, and continues to use her platform to talk about it.
She also acts as the spokesperson for a product called Liv-Kit, used for breast cancer self examination. Also, she is the founder of the Olivia Newton-John foundation (Beyond Cancer.)
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Since Newton-John revealed how well she is coping with her medical condition, fans and well-wishers have been sending love and prayers, telling her to keep fighting.