Movie star and singer Olivia Newton-John has given her defiant stance in the face of her third breast cancer diagnosis saying she’s “winning over it.”
The Grease star says she doesn’t think about her own diagnosis, she just wants to help others.
The 71-year-old revealed that she had no plans of letting cancer slow her down after she appeared alongside her Grease co-star John Travolta for three special sing-a-long events in Florida just before Christmas.
Newton-John appeared with Travolta for the first time since the iconic movie in 1978 and even dressed in their Grease costumes for the shows.
Appearing at a G’Day USA event in Beverly Hills, California to raise money for wildlife relief in Australia Newton-John said she doesn’t think about her diagnosis much.
“Life is a gift and I’ve had an amazing life and I intend to keep going with it and I want to help other people with cancer of course,” she said (via People).
Olivia Newton-John cancer: ‘Don’t have to suffer’
“I have my wellness center in Melbourne and I want to see it in my lifetime so other people don’t have to suffer,” added Newton-John.
The inspiring actress was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992 and then again in 2013. But in 2017 she was told the cancer had spread to her bones.
“I’m winning over it well and that’s how I see it,” she said. “I don’t think about it a lot, to be honest. Denial is a really good thing and I’m getting stronger and better all the time! I’m doing well!”
‘Beautiful approach to life’
Travolta was also at the event with the Australian actress and said his co-star’s attitude was inspiring.
“Olivia is a survivor and she’s smart and she’s got a lot of life in her and I think she looks at it from the glass half full always and that’s her beautiful, natural approach towards life and I think we all need to do that,” he said.
Speaking to Gayle King in September 2019 Newton-John said she didn’t dwell on statistics.
“It’s almost like — I think I know what the statistics are. And if, and, but I put them away. But I’m gonna live longer than that. I’ve made that decision. And I don’t buy into the statistics ’cause I think they can make you really nervous,” she said.
This is a truly inspirational way of dealing with such a cruel disease and I hope it serves as a reminder to us all of the power of our minds and will to live.
Please share with all those who you think would find this remarkable woman’s words very helpful.