Olivia Newton-John is battling cancer again, the Australian singer-actress revealed, her third diagnosis in three decades. The Grease star, who turns 70 this month, appeared on Australian TV and said that doctors found a tumor at the base of her spine in 2017. Newton-John has decided to treat this cancer with modern medicine and natural remedies. She is also cutting sugar completely from her diet and taking cannabis oil for the pain. “In California it’s legal to grow a certain amount of plants for your own medicinal purposes. So [my husband] makes me tinctures. It’s hard to say — they help with pain,” Newton-John noted. She finds herself “lucky” to live in California and hopes that in her home country of Australia, medical marijuana laws will change. “My dream is that, in Australia soon, it will be available to all the cancer patients and people going through cancer that causes pain,” she said.
Newton-John’s third cancer diagnosis comes after she was first treated for the disease in 1992, after finding a lump on her right breast. In 2013, she was diagnosed with cancer in her shoulder after she was involved in a minor car accident. 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. “I believe I will win over it and that’s my goal.”