Just three months after facing a relapse in her fight against breast cancer, Olivia Newton-John is “feeling great” and preparing a return to the stage.
The 68-year-old “Physical” singer updated fans on her health Friday with a Facebook video, where she thanked her well-wishers and announced a new “We Go Together” campaign to raise money to help fight breast cancer.
“I’d like to express my gratitude to all of you who sent such kind and loving messages of support over the last few months,” she said. “Your prayers and well-wishes have truly helped me, and continue to lift my spirits. I’m feeling great and so look forward to seeing you soon.”
The “Grease” actress was forced to cancel multiple tour dates in May after her breast cancer returned following more than 20 years in remission.
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Though she initially just thought it was back pain, she wrote in a statement that she soon learned her cancer had returned and “metastasized to the sacrum.”
She wrote that she would be fighting the disease this time around with natural wellness remedies and radiation.
Newton-John was first diagnosed in 1992 the same week her father died of cancer. Her recovery included nine months of chemotherapy, a mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery.
Following her initial bout with the disease, she became a fervent advocate for breast cancer awareness. In 2008, she launched the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre in her native Melbourne, Australia. The new “We Go Together” campaign is looking to raise $ 1 million for the center.
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She is set to return to the stage Aug. 24 in Indiana.
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