Olivia Newton-John's Family Break Silence On Health Rumours
After reports began to surface that Olivia Newton-John was close to death, members of her family have come forward to set the record straight.
After it was confirmed that Newton-John was fighting her third battle with cancer, several outlets reported that the Grease star was close to death.
With concerns for Newton-John's health growing, family members came forward to clear up the rumours that the 70-year-old had "weeks to live".
Slamming the reports as "a sick rumour" Newton-John's niece Tottie Goldsmith told Seven Network, "You can rest assured she is going nowhere and in really good health".
Goldsmith followed up that comment by posting a photo to Instagram of her embracing Newton-John captioning it, "Just giving you the heads up that Livvy is in good health, so let’s leave that distressing rumor where it belongs".
Newton-John's US rep Michael Caprio similarly dismissed the claims that her condition was deteriorating, telling News.com.au "You might want to get better sources versus reading tabloids."
Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 then again in 2013 when it was in her shoulder. In an interview with Sunday Night last year Newton-John revealed doctors had found another tumour in her lower back in 2017.
During the interview, she spoke about the alternative treatments she was using to manage pain, including cannabis oil grown by her husband John Easterling.
Since her third diagnosis, Newton-John has been a vocal advocate for Australia to legislate medicinal marijuana. "My dream is that in Australia soon it will be available to all the cancer patients and people going through cancer or any kind of disease that causes pain," she said in September.
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