Olivia Newton-John denies rumours she's got 'weeks to live'

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Olivia Newton-John (Credit: AAP)

Olivia Newton-John has denied that she’s got just ‘weeks to live’.

A report from Radar Online last week cited an ‘insider’ close to the Grease actress, who claimed that her ‘bodily functions appear to be shutting down’ and that she was ‘clinging to life’.

Then a second report from an Australian website added that she was looking at a ‘prognosis [of] weeks not months’.

But this morning, she took to Twitter to shut down the rumours.

“Happy New Year, everyone!” she exclaims in a video message.

“I just want to say the rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated, to quote a very famous quote, and I’m doing great and I want to wish all of you the happiest, healthiest 2019 that’s possible.

“Thank you all for the wonderful love and support for me and for my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia.”


Her manager Michael Caprio added that the speculation was ‘hilarious’.

Newton-John revealed in May last year that she was battling breast cancer for the third time, 20 years after first being diagnosed.

In an interview on Australian TV in September, she said: “I’d be lying if I said I never [get scared]. There are moments, I’m human.

“If I allowed myself to go there, I could easily create that big fear. But my husband’s always there, and he’s there to support me. I believe I will win over it. That’s my goal.”

(Credit: PA)

The actress has also spoken out about the legalisation of cannabis for medical use, calling for Australia to change its laws.

“My husband’s a plant medicine man so he grew cannabis for me and made tinctures for me to take for pain and inflammation and so many other things that cannabis can do,” she said.

“It’s been a maligned plant all these years [but] it really is a magical miracle plant.

“It helped me a lot with pain, because, you know, I don’t like taking prescription drugs, so it’s kind of a no-brainer.”

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