Olivia Newton-John Says Rumors of Having Weeks to Live 'Have Been Greatly Exaggerated'

Olivia Newton John
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Olivia Newton-John arrives at the American Country Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Dec. 10, 2013 in Las Vegas.

Back in September, Olivia Newton-John announced that she is battling cancer for the third time after doctors discovered a tumor at the base of her spine. In a new video, the singer and actress addresses recent rumors that she only has weeks to live. 

“Happy New Year everyone. This is Olivia Newton John," the 70-year-old says, smiling. "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated, to quote a very famous quote."

“I’m doing great. I want to wish all of you the happiest, healthiest 2019 possible," she continues. "Thank you all for your wonderful love and support for me and my Olivia Newton John Wellness Center in Melbourne, Australia.”

See the full video below.


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