Olivia Newton-John Diagnosed With Cancer for the Third Time

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 27: Olivia Newton-John attends 2018 G’Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on January 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Olivia Newton-John revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time in three decades.

The 69-year-old announced the news in an interview with Australia’s Channel Seven on Sunday, saying that cancer has returned to her back, where she has a tumor at the base of her spine.

Newton-John, whose career has spanned from her breakout role in “Grease” to a decades-long, internationally renowned singing career, has battled cancer twice before. She revealed in the interview for the first time that along with her initial 1992 breast cancer diagnosis, doctors found cancer in her shoulder after she was involved in a car accident in 2013.

When asked if she was scared, Newton-John said, “No, I don’t go there. 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 big fear. But my husband’s always there, and he’s there to support me.”

“I believe I will win over it,” she continued. “That’s my goal.”

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SOURCE: USA Today, Anika Reed