Olivia Newton-John Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Postpones June Shows
Olivia Newton-John reveals she is yet again battling breast cancer, and has reluctantly decided to postpone her June concert dates.
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN CANCER DIAGNOSIS
Newton-John has discovered that her recent back pain is being caused by breast cancer that has metastasized to her sacrum. “I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists and the medical team at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” the 68-year-old singer said Tuesday in a statement on Facebook. “In addition to natural wellness therapies, Olivia will complete a short course of photon radiation therapy and is confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate her shows,” the statement continued.”
Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and underwent chemotherapy and a modified radical mastectomy with reconstruction. In addition, she used acupuncture, yoga, and massage as a way to combat her nausea and side effects of treatment. She remained cancer-free for more than 20 years.
The singer and her team postponed some of her May shows three weeks ago due to “a bad issue with Olivia’s sciatica.” With her June dates also postponed, ticket-holders are being directed to the venues for refunds, and any rescheduled dates will be posted to her official website. The singer “is confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate her shows,” her Tuesday statement concluded.