Olivia Newton-John gives sweet update on cancer battle

Olivia Newton-John gives sweet update on cancer battle

Olivia Newton-John has been battling breast cancer since 1992 and has given her decades-long friend Richard Wilkins an update on her health.

She's also started a new foundation, called the Olivia Newton-John Foundation, which aids the global fight against cancer.

The Foundation joins the Olivia Newton-John Centre in Melbourne, which has been helping Australians fight cancer since 2012.

"My dream is to find kinder therapies for cancer," Olivia said beaming.

"When I was going through chemotherapy, radiation and chemotherapy, as I've done for the past 28 years, I've always dreamt of kinder ways to treat people. I've seen so many go through these processes and I know there are (other) ways we can research.

"I want to bring the science to different things I have done to still be here. This is my life mission. I have wanted to do this for such a long time.

Olivia has also been isolating and taking care of her health in the American countryside.

"I feel great and I'm so grateful I'm able to be in the countryside. I feel so much for people stuck in cities or apartments, or alone," she said.

"I have my animals and my husband. This has actually been one of the rare times in my whole life where I have been in one place for more than three weeks.

"I feel guilty admitting I've enjoyed having the excuse to be home. I can't go anywhere, I'm in that bracket with an underlying condition and have to be careful.

"Everybody is going through dreadful times and having to worry about their immune systems and are very conscious of their health. People with cancer have had this concern always.

"Cancer was here before COVID and it's going to be here a long time after."