Olivia Newton-John, 69, reveals the tragic cancer diagnosis she kept secret


Olivia Newton-John has revealed she has cancer for a third time - on this occasion at the base of her spine.

The Grease icon beat breast cancer over two decades ago, but previous year, she revealed the disease had returned, forcing her to postpone her An Evening With Olivia Newton-John tour.

Newton-John says she was told previous year she had cancer at the base of her spine, and she's been treating it since by completely cutting sugar out of her diet, as well as with natural remedies and "modern" meds, including cannabis oil as a pain reliever, per the Independent.

The singer is also "treating it naturally and doing really well", she said.

The 69-year-old was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992.

In early 2013, Olivia was involved in a minor auto accident, and a lump appeared in her right shoulder.

"Olivia Newton-John's two upcoming speaking appearances in Australia were canceled due to scheduling conflicts with her upcoming promotional tour for her new book, "Don't Stop Believin" and the ONJ Cancer Wellness & Research Centre's Wellness Walk & Research Run", she said in a statement on social media.

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"It's my life. I made a decision to just keep it to myself", she told "Sunday Night".

Despite her multiple bouts with cancer, Newton-John says she focuses on other things as a means of staying strong.

"I believe I will win over it", she said.

"A lot of people see it as a fight, and that's however you choose to see it, that's your prerogative". She added that she's treating the cancer with modern medicine and natural remedies, including homegrown marijuana from her Santa Barbara, Calif., ranch.

"I live in a handsome place, have a wonderful husband, all these animals I adore, I have an incredible career - I have nothing really to complain about". "So if I allow myself to go there, I could easily create that, you know, big fear", she said. "I truly believe it will be like last time and I will go on with my life". I have all the animals that I adore.

She had a mastectomy and underwent nine months of debilitating chemo to kill the cancer cells. Sunday Night looks back at Olivia's extraordinary career with the help of her dearest friends. "I have nothing, really, to complain about", Olivia adds.