Table of Contents
- Is Olivia Newton-John Dying? New Details About Her Cancer — And How Long She Has To Live
- 1. Breast cancer
- 2. Recurrence
- 3. Spreading
- 4. Dire situation
- 5. Denial
- 6. What next
- Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi posts photo of her dad posing with guns
- Olivia Newton John: I don’t want to know how long I have left to live after third cancer diagnosis
- Image / Olivia Newton-John and Matt Lattanzi at Oscars
- Who is she?
- What does she do?
- Is she married?
- Does she have any kids?
Is Olivia Newton-John Dying? New Details About Her Cancer — And How Long She Has To Live
There are new reports that Olivia Newton-John is gravely ill. Is she dying?
Update: Radar reports Oliva Newton-John faces her final days and admit she “doesn’t know how much time she has left.” A source notes, “Olivia knows she’s incurable — but she’s doing everything she can to make the best of the time she has left.”
Is Olivia Newton-John dying? The world was shocked this week by reports that actress Olivia Newton-John is dying of cancer. The Grease star has been successfully treated for the disease in the past and she was optimistic about the latest recurrence.
But new reports suggest she’s not doing well and she’s fighting to stay alive until 2019 to see her daughter get married. The singer has lost both her father and sister to cancer in the past and her own struggles with cancer have people around her concerned about her future.
Is Olivia Newton-John dying? Read on for more.
1. Breast cancer
In 1992, the Xanadu star found a lump in her breast. At the time, she opted for a modified mastectomy followed by constructive surgery. The treatment was successful and she remained cancer free for many years. During that time, she became active in advocating and fundraising for cancer research and treatment.
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In 2013, Newton-John was in a car accident. Afterward, she noticed a lump on her shoulder that she thought was an injury related to the accident but doctors discovered it was cancer once again. At the time, she decided not to be public about her diagnosis and treatment. When she revealed the story to an Australian TV show last year, she said, “I thought, ‘It’s my life,’ and I just decided to keep it to myself.”
In 2017, the star revealed the cancer was not only back, but it had spread to her back. The official diagnosis was Stage 4 Breast cancer. She claims to be treating the disease with natural wellness therapies, including medicinal marijuana.
Kind and generous Paolo donated to my ONJCWRC! Every dollar helps cancer patients with the Wellness Programs at the ONJ! Thank you soo much!
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4. Dire situation
Yesterday, Radar Online reported that the singer’s condition has worsened and she’s struggling to stay alive. “Olivia’s bodily functions appear to be shutting down but she refuses to let go until she makes it through Chloe’s wedding day!” a anonymous source told the website.
After that report posted, reps for the Olivia Newton-John denied the whole report. Her manager says the story is hilarious because it’s not true. The star herself made a video denying the claim.
6. What next
Olivia Newton-John remains optimistic throughout everything. In 2017, when asked if she was scared, she told reporters, “I’d be lying if I said I never go there. There are moments, I’m human. If I allowed myself to go there, I could easily create that 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.”
We all wish Olivia Newton-John the best in her journey.
Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.
March 07, 2019 – 10:54 GMT Sharnaz Shahid Grease star Olivia Newton-John has given her fans a new health update on her cancer battle. The actress was recently forced to rubbish death rumours…
Olivia Newton-John has opened up about the last six months spent battling cancer for the third time, claiming it has been “challenging” at times. The interview comes shortly after the Grease star was forced to refute claims which suggested she was close to death following the diagnosis. “Those things are so stupid. Why not just go, ‘Here I am, and I’m fine,'” she told People, explaining why she immediately put out a statement about her health. “We just nipped it in the bud.”
Olivia Newton-John has given fans a health update
She added: “My friends were calling and believing this stuff. I had to say, ‘You really think if it was that bad you wouldn’t know?'” During her 70th birthday in September, Olivia was hospitalised after she fractured her pelvis due to the weakening of her bones. “There were all these things I was going to do for my birthday, but God had other plans,” she shared. Olivia revealed her third cancer diagnosis to the world in September. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and was given the all-clear after undergoing chemotherapy and a mastectomy. In 2013, the actress then found out that she had cancer in her shoulder.
READ: John Travolta praises Olivia Newton-John for ‘honest video’ after death rumours
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The Australian beauty also told the magazine that she is coming to terms with her diagnosis, saying: “Of course I had my moments, and my tears and all that, but I have a wonderful husband who supports me through those things.” Last year, she heaped praise on her partner John Easterling when she spoke on Australian TV’s Sunday Night. “I’d be lying if I said I never ,” she admitted. “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.”
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Olivia Newton-John is the latest celeb to fall victim to a death hoax See more news, pictures and video.
News of singer Olivia Newton-John’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2020 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for her role in Grease is alive and well.
UPDATE 02/02/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Olivia Newton-John death hoax spreads on Facebook
Rumors of the singer’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Olivia Newton-John’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the Australian singer’s passing:
“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (January 31, 2020), our beloved singer Olivia Newton-John passed away. Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”
Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 71-year-old singer, songwriter and actress was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.
Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major Australian network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of a singer of Olivia Newton-John’s stature would be major news across networks.
A recent poll conducted for the Celebrity Post shows that a large majority (84%) of respondents think those Olivia Newton-John death rumors are not funny anymore.
Olivia Newton-John Death Hoax Dismissed Since Singer Is ‘Alive And Well’
On Saturday (February 01) the singer’s reps officially confirmed that Olivia Newton-John is not dead. “She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.
Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved singer. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
Ravaged by a spreading and incurable cancer, songbird Olivia Newton-John is clinging to life in the hopes she can see her only child, Chloe Lattanzi, marry in the new year!
“Olivia’s bodily functions appear to be shutting down, but she refuses to let go until she makes it through Chloe’s wedding day!” a source exclusively spilled to RadarOnline.com.
Insiders revealed the 70-year-old “Grease” icon, who was hit with a devastating stage 4 cancer diagnosis in 2017, has continued to stun doctors by staving off what is almost a definite death sentence!
The gutsy “Let’s Get Physical” singer has committed to spending her final days at her Santa Barbara, Calif., ranch with hubby John Easterling and Chloe as they prepare for her secret wedding to longtime fiancé James Driskill. Chloe has been with the martial arts expert since 2009 and they announced their engagement a year later.
“Mom can’t wait for us to get married,” Chloe, whose father was Olivia’s first husband, actor Matt Lattanzi, told Women’s Day Australia.
“I refuse to die in a hospital room. I’ll go on my own terms, in our home and in my own bed — but not until Chloe says, ‘I do,’” the “Xanadu” star told a close pal.
Newton-John’s illness brought her closer than ever to the 32-year-old daughter who followed in her beloved mother’s footsteps as a singer and actress.
“Seeing me with James has brought her a lot of joy. She is thrilled I’ve found my soul mate,” said Chloe, who has stayed by Olivia’s side as she continues her courageous fight for life.
The British-born star’s cancer nightmare began in 1992 when she found a lump in her right breast. At the time, she had a modified radical mastectomy, followed by reconstructive surgery.
Sadly, the dreaded disease returned and spread to her shoulder in 2013 and then again in 2017, this time to the bones in her back — forcing her to cancel a U.S. and Canadian tour!
Desperate for a cure, Newton-John tried homegrown marijuana, relying on cannabis oil to ease her increasing pain. She also turned to kitten therapy — watching frolicking felines as a feel-good cure-all to supplement more traditional photon radiation treatments.
But the heartbreaking news that the disease had spread has led to a grim prognosis from top doctors, who are amazed the plucky pop star has continued to endure!
“Bone metastasis is an ominous sign,” said Dr. Stuart Fischer, who had not treated Newton-John. “This can’t be helped by chemotherapy.
“It is unlikely that any treatment could be beneficial.”
“Stage 4 cancer itself is not curable, and the long-term survival rate is less than 10 percent,” noted renowned longevity expert Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who has also not treated Newton-John.
“If the breast cancer spread to the bones in her back, it can spread to the other organs in her body. That includes the brain, lungs and liver.
“She almost certainly is going to die!”
Given her family history, the odds are stacked against the sickly singer. Her father, Brinley Newton-John, died of liver cancer in 1992 and her sister, Rona, succumbed to brain cancer in 2013.
Still, Newton-John bravely battles on, according to Chloe, who has made it her mission to see her mom make it to her wedding!
After Olivia’s initial diagnosis, Chloe admitted, “I became extremely protective of her. I was scared I might lose her at any moment!”
Now, a source close to the loving mother and daughter duo said, “Chloe can’t wait for the wedding herself because she fears her mom may not be around much longer.
“They’re planning to have it at the ranch, not long after New Year’s. Everyone’s praying that Olivia will be there to enjoy the celebration.”
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Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi posts photo of her dad posing with guns
Calling the weapons “beautiful,” Lattanzi used the pro-gun post to make a point about veganism, saying those who ate animal meat were killers, not those who use guns.
Her father Matt was married to her mother Olivia Newton-John from 1984 to 1995.
“Not loaded. Safety on. Beautiful assault rifles,” she wrote alongside the picture. “My dad is one bad son of a bitch peanut is the baddest bitch though. Just so you know, no one hunts here!! Just shoot at empty cans and logs! #vegan. and if you eat meat don’t come on here talking about guns are killing machines. You’re a killer if you eat animals. That’s just truth. We don’t eat meat, so us shooting guns at targets Far less harmful then people supporting the slaughter and cruelty to animals. Think about it. Who’s the killer? The gun owner who only eats plants and grains? Or the person who doesn’t own a gun but eats a cow a chicken and a pig every day?”
The post comes at a sensitive time in the United States, with the gun debate heating up yet again after several high-profile mass shootings.
President Obama is currently pushing to pass measures that would restrict access to gun and hopefully reduce gun violence.
Lattanzi replied to several people who criticised her for the post, including arnoldfriend6 who wrote: “My father is a gun maker and I grew up in a house full of them, but I do not understand the point of owning assault rifles. They are indicated for nothing but wholesale death.”
Matt Lattanzi and Olivia Newton John with daughter Chloe in 2002.Source:News Limited
The 29-year-old said in a reply to one critic that “My fiance and dad love guns. Not killing.”
“I personally don’t own one,” she added, “but I don’t think there’s a problem with someone who is of sound heart and mind to own one as a collector. The boys I know enjoy them. And I accept it. No one kills or harms with them. @mindymogul do you eat meat? We don’t. No killing with guns and no purchase of any animal products. So if you eat meat it’s the same as shooting and killing an animal. I mean no offence by that. Just an intelligent conversation between 2 adults.”
Lattanzi also said guns “shouldn’t be owned by people who are mentally ill and homicidal. If the person is just a collector to appreciate their beauty, I don’t see the problem either.”
In October 2010, the singer and actress released her debut single called “Wings And A Gun”.
Olivia Newton-John, with daughter Chloe and then husband Matt Lattanzi, in 1993.Source:Supplied
- Olivia-Newton John was diagnosed with cancer for a third time in 2017.
- On Sunday, 60 Minutes Australia aired an exclusive interview with Olivia and her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi.
- During the interview, Chloe gave a rare, emotional look at how her mom’s health has affected her.
Last year, Olivia Newton-John shared the heartbreaking news with the world that she had been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades. This time, though, her doctors told her she had stage four breast cancer, and it had spread to her bones.
Needless to say, things haven’t been easy for the Grease star these past few years, especially with recent rumors of her death. But thankfully, Olivia has an incredible support system cheering her on — including her 33-year-old daughter, Chloe Lattanzi.
In a rare, tearful interview with 60 Minutes Australia on Sunday, Chloe opened up about what it’s been like to be at her mother’s side throughout her cancer journey. First and foremost, she’s making time to be with Olivia and focusing on living each day to the fullest, instead of worrying about what the future holds.
“We don’t talk about ,” Chloe told 60 Minutes Australia reporter Liz Hayes. “If she’s having a day where she needs to talk about it, I’m there to listen and to always reassure. But I’ll never bring it up unless she wants to.”
Olivia added that she and Chloe have the “same kind of instincts” about these tough conversations today, but it’s definitely taken some time for them to get there: During the 60 Minutes special, Chloe revealed that she first learned about her mom’s original 1992 cancer diagnosis from a classmate while attending school in Australia. Finding out that way was hard for her, and it made her mom’s cancer “more powerful” in her eyes.
“I think getting into it, explaining it to me, would have given me more of a sense of control,” Chloe confessed. “I feel for my mom, though, because imagine having to tell your daughter that. She didn’t want me to have to stress.”
Olivia Newton-John, Chloe Lattanzi, and Olivia’s then-husband Matt Lattanzi in November 1993 NewspixGetty Images
Ultimately, Chloe feels as though supporting Olivia throughout her cancer journey has helped her overcome her own demons (when she was younger, she public struggled with alcohol addiction and substance abuse, an eating disorder, and anxiety and depression) and build a stronger bond with her mom.
Her illness helped me heal my illness.
“Her illness helped me heal my illness,” she admitted. “I knew I needed to be — I wanted to be — bright and happy and available and around for my mom when she was struggling with this … There’s no more running away anymore from your pain. Deal with it. She needs you. I feel like I’ve just become a much better person.”
This shift in Chloe is something Olivia sees, as well, and she’s infinitely grateful for her daughter’s support. As she tries to stay positive and “see every day as a gift,” as she said during the 60 Minutes interview, Chloe is right there by her side.
“I’ve seen a huge change and growth in her,” Olivia said of her daughter. “She’s just the most beautiful being, and has a huge heart and great compassion and understanding … She’s my daughter, and she’s part of me, and I know that she gets affected. But she’s very strong, and she doesn’t really show me that.”
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Olivia Newton John: I don’t want to know how long I have left to live after third cancer diagnosis
Olivia Newton-John, who is battling breast cancer for the third time, has revealed she doesn’t know how long she has left to live.
The 70-year-old has stage four cancer and revealed in November that the chance of finding a cure is slim.
In a new interview, the Grease star said she doesn’t want to find out her life expectancy with the disease and is focusing on fundraising instead.
Speaking to 60 Minutes, she said: “When you’re given a cancer diagnosis or a scary illness diagnosis, you are suddenly given a possibility of a time limit.
(Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
“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.”
Instead of focusing on the prognosis, Newton-John has been involved in fundraising for research into the effects of cannabis as a cancer treatment for cancer and has told of how she has used cannabis grown in her home in California for her symptoms.
The star is also selling some of her film memorabilia in order to raise money for research, including the infamous “bad Sandy” outfit from Grease.
Newton-John first overcame cancer in 1992 and was then in remission until 2013, when she was again diagnosed with the disease.
Last year she confirmed that the cancer had spread to the base of her spine, and was forced to shut down reports that she was close to death in January.
The English-Australian star rose to fame after starring in the musical film Grease alongside John Travolta.
The soundtrack is one of the most successful in history, with the single “You’re the One That I Want”, a duet with Travolta, one of the best selling singles.
Newton-John has been a long-time activist for environmental and animal rights issues. She has been an advocate for health awareness, becoming involved with various charities, health products, and fundraising efforts.
She has one daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, with her first husband, actor Matt Lattanzi, and married John Easterling in 2008.
/ Olivia Newton-John and Matt Lattanzi at Oscars
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Photograph caption dated March 30, 1989 reads, “Olivia Newton-John and her young husband Matt Lattanzi.” Lattanzi performed in the Break-Out Super Stars of Tomorrow Musical Number at the 61st Academy Awards, presented on March 27, 1989 at the Shrine Auditorium.
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She has graced our screens for years, but while Olivia Newton-John has had quite the career, she has received a ton of support from her only child, Chloe Rose Lattanzi — and it’s time we get to know exactly who she is!
In 1984, the Grease star, 70, tied the knot for the first time with with fellow actor Matt Lattanzi. The pair would stay married until 1995, when they would split ways. However, two years after walking down the aisle, the pair would welcome their only daughter, 33. This would be it for Olivia in the kids’ department — however, she would get married again, this time to John Easterling in 2008.
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With my beautiful daughter chloelattanzi on fun secret project!
Today, Chloe, along with her stepdad, have been in the Two of a Kind costar’s corner, especially while she battles breast cancer for a third time. “I think the thing I keep relearning is gratitude and just to relax. Life is not to be rushed through, it’s to be savored and be grateful,” Olivia exclusively told Closer Weekly. The “Physical” singer added that she is spending lots of time with her family and beloved animals as of late. “So I’m really, really, happy — I’m maybe at my happiest right now.” So great!
Take a look below to learn more about Chloe!
Who is she?
Chloe was born on January 17, 1986 in Los Angeles California.
What does she do?
Like her mom, Chloe has gone down the creative route and entered the industry. She is a singer, releasing her only album in 2016. However, in 2015, Chloe teamed up with her mother to release the song “You Have to Believe”, an electronic dance song. The blonde beauty is also an actress, appearing in numerous TV movies — she was also on the reality show Rock the Cradle, finishing in third place.
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Is she married?
Chloe is not currently married, but has been engaged to martial arts expert James Driskill for quite some time. That still seems to be the case as of today.
Does she have any kids?
At the moment Chloe does not have any kids, but earlier this summer James shared an Instagram photo of his love, with the caption, “I am a lucky guy. That’s my Bahama Mama,” sparking rumors that the pair may be expecting. We know Olivia would love to be a grandmother!
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My girl @chloelattanzi
Olivia is always sharing photos of her daughter and praising her, so we know she raised a good one!