After a lengthy fight with breast cancer, Olivia Newton-John died on Monday at the age of 73.
An icon of the entertainment industry was given a diagnosis of the illness in 1992; and she had been battling the disease ever since .
In 2013, she was involved in a car accident, and as a result, she received a second diagnosis of cancer, this time in her shoulder. She did not let anyone know about it.
Later, she discussed this topic on Seven’s Sunday Night and said, “I thought, ‘I don’t really need to share this… It’s my life.'”
In May of 2017, she disclosed that the breast cancer had spread to her sacrum and metastasized; she was once again diagnosed with the illness in 2018.
Newton-John provided further details regarding the incident in an interview she gave to Seven’s Sunday Night at the time.
“I’d be lying if I said I never go there,” she said.
“There are moments. I’m human, so if I allow myself to go there, I could easily create that big fear. But my husband’s always there — he’s always there to support me, and I believe I will win over it, and that’s my goal.”
During an interview in the year 2020 with The Guardian, Newton-John was candid about her struggle to overcome cancer.
“For such a long time, it has been an integral part of my existence. I had the impression that something was off.
It is unsettling when it returns, but I told myself, “I’ll get through it again.”
In October of the previous year, Newton-John made public her diagnosis of breast cancer and said that she was treating the accompanying agony with medicinal marijuana.
On Monday, Newton-John passed away while her family members, including her husband John Easterling and daughter Chloe Lattanzi, were by her side.
Her ranch in Southern California is where she died away peacefully.
Newton-John fought her cancer with determination and hope, and as a result, she was able to contribute hundreds of millions of dollars to the fight against the disease by using her own personal experience as leverage.
In Melbourne, she established what is now known as the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre.
Through the years, the celebrity has expressed that she would rather be known as a cancer “thriver” than a cancer “survivor.”