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Olivia Newton-John does not know life expectancy as she battles stage-four cancer

by Hermeen Shahid

Olivia Newton-John does not know her life expectancy as she battles stage-four cancer. The star has been diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time.

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The singer was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 for the third time. Currently, she has stage-four breast cancer and a tumor in her back.

The Grease star appeared on 60 Minutes Australia for an interview on Sunday. She said, “I’m so lucky that I’ve been through this three times and I’m still here.”

Every day is a gift…

Newton-John further shared how she felt about her diagnosis, saying, “We know we’re gonna die at some point, and we don’t know when it is, when you’re given a cancer diagnosis or a scary honest diagnosis, you’re suddenly given a possibility of a time limit. So every day is a gift.”

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The 70-year-old does not want to know her life expectancy and does not “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.”

“So for me, psychologically, it’s better not to have any ideas of what they expect or what the last person that had what you have lived – so I don’t tune in, it’s just better for me,” Olivia Newton-John shared.

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She continued, “It’s something that I’m living with but I don’t see it that way. It’s a choice. Everything’s a choice. I see it as something in my body that I’m getting rid of. I don’t talk about a battle or a war, I let it go and tell it to leave and talk to my body and tell it to heal itself.”

Newton-John reveals all!

Newton-John also revealed how she felt after reading reports of her death online. She stated, “It was a weird feeling – to read that you’re dead, or that you’re dying – is a very strange experience.”

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“I decided you’ve got to see an end to this… the front page of all the tabloids and stuff,” she added further. “I just thought I’d just confront it rather than let this.”

“It was upsetting, it was a really strange feeling and then you think, maybe they know something I don’t,” she concluded. 

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Olivia Newton-John also talked to PEOPLE about her battle with cancer. She told the news outlet that she is “doing well” and is “thriving”.

The four-time Grammy winner has currently partnered with Dancers Against Cancer.

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