Olivia Newton-John is battling cancer for a third time

Posted September 11, 2018

Olivia Newton-John has confirmed that she's battling cancer for the third time, after initially denying reports she canceled appearances because of her health.

The Grease icon says she is determined to beat the disease again.

"No, I don't go there".

"There are moments, I'm human", she added.

The Grease icon beat breast cancer over two decades ago, but past year, she revealed the disease had returned, forcing her to postpone her An Evening With Olivia Newton-John tour.

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In 1978, Newton-John moved into the pop mainstream as she starred in the movie musical "Grease" with John Travolta.

Despite all the hardship, Newton-John is keeping a positive mind and believes there are people out there who are far worse off than her.

Opening up about the diagnosis is something that the singer says that still leaves her uneasy.

The cannabis appears to have been so helpful, in fact, that Newton-John said she hopes the plant will be made legal in Australia so that other cancer patients can benefit from it.

That being said, she undergoes radiation treatments but also follows a no-sugar diet and uses cannabis oil for the pain. A lot of people see it as a fight and that is their prerogative. "I see it as part of my mission maybe".

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She told CNN: "I love to sing, it's all I know how to do".

I am one of millions in this journey.

The shock diagnosis comes five years after Newton-John overcame cancer for the second time in 2013 and over two decades since her first battle with the illness in 1992.

'[My husband] makes me tinctures and they really help with the pain, they help with sleep, so I am very lucky I live in a state where [cannabis] is legal and also that I have a husband that's a plant medicine man. "I have a wonderful husband, I have all the animals I adore, I have an incredible career". I have nothing, really, to complain about'.

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