Olivia Newton-John says health rumors “greatly exaggerated”
Olivia Newton-John wants you to know that she is alive and well despite rumors to the contrary circulating in Australian tabloids. The 70-year-old singer and “Grease” star, who’s repeatedly battled cancer, posted a video to her official Twitter and Facebook accounts saying she’s “doing great.”
“I just want to say that the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated, to quote a very famous quote,” Newton-John says in the video, quoting Mark Twain. “I’m doing great and I want to wish all of you the happiest, healthiest 2019 that’s possible.”
Newton-John’s publicist called the grim rumors “hilarious” and said, “You might want to get better sources versus reading tabloids.”
Newton-Johnabout the fact that she’s dealing with cancer for the third time. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, and in recent years the . She’s been an advocate for breast cancer research, establishing the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia in 2008.