Cancer-stricken singer Olivia Newton-John has broken her silence following a string of false reports she was “clinging to life”.
After her manager dismissed claims she had “weeks to live” as “laughable”, the 70-year-old actress posted a video to Facebook on Wednesday updating fans on her health.
“I just want to say that the rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated!”said Olivia, who looked in happy spirits while speaking from her family home.
“I am doing great!” she added. “I want to wish you all the happiest and healthiest 2019 that is possible. Thank you all for your incredible love and support.”
Olivia, who is battling cancer for a third time, is being treated with radiation therapy and natural remedies, including cannabis oil.
The Grease star’s health update comes after she was said to have “only weeks to live”, according to false reports from both Australia and the US.
An unnamed ‘insider’ told Radar Online: “Olivia’s bodily functions appear to be shutting down, but she refuses to let go until she makes it through [her daughter] Chloe’s wedding day.”
This was followed by a similar report from Australian entertainment website Now to Love, which claimed she had a “prognosis [of] weeks not months” to live.
Olivia’s niece, Tottie Goldsmith, hit back at the rumours on Wednesday night, saying that her aunt is “in really good health”.
You can rest assured she is going nowhere,’ Tottie added, before describing the rumours of Olivia’s death as ‘sick’.
In May 2017, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer for a third time, more than 20 years after her first diagnosis.
She also secretly battled breast cancer for a second time back in 2013.
Explaining why she chose not to go public with her second diagnosis, Olivia said last “I thought, ‘It’s my life’, and I just decided to keep it to myself.” – Daily Mail