Just a week after revealing to the world that she was battling breast cancer for the second time in 25 years, Olivia Newton-John's family is speaking out on her fight and their plans for her recovery.
The former country music star and television icon initially believed that she was suffering from complications relating to sciatica and had cancelled several North American tour dates in order to recover. Not long after and she had shared the real cause of her pain with her fans: breast cancer that had metastasized to her sacrum - a part of the spine.
In a statement to People Magazine, Newton-John's husband of nearly ten years, John Easterling, expressed his utmost confidence in her recovery.
“We both have the same unshakable belief that she’s going to have a wonderful success story,” Easterling said. “We’re not trying to be positive. We have an absolute knowingness that we can turn this around.”
Easterling continued to tell the publication that in just a short period of time undergoing photon radiation treatment and other therapies, his beloved wife has reduced her pain "to about a 2".
The cherished songstress and actress also spoke to People in a statement that echoed the same sentiments of her husband.
“I am really grateful for and touched by the worldwide outpouring of love and concern. Thank you. I am feeling good and enjoying total support from my family and friends, along with a team of wellness and medical practitioners both here in the US and at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” Newton-John said in a statement to the outlet. “I’m totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others! Love and light, Olivia.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Newton-John and her family as they stay strong during her second fight with breast cancer.
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