Olivia Newton-John opens up on battling cancer for third time

Olivia Newton John breast cancer

"No, I don't go there. It's hard to say, they help with pain", Olivia said. There are moments, I'm human. "And, um, so I'm very lucky that I live in a state where it's legal and that I have a husband that is a plant-medicine man", she says.

Newton-John lives in California with her husband, John Easterling. She added that she's treating the cancer with modern medicine and natural remedies, including homegrown marijuana from her Santa Barbara, Calif., ranch. The star has previously spoken about the shock of the diagnosis, which came on the same weekend that her father died from cancer.

The 69-year-old singer and actress spoke in May 2017 to reveal she was fighting breast cancer, and it was thought then to be her second struggle with the disease after a battle 26 years ago.

Following the crash, the singer-songwriter continued to experience pain from a lump in her right shoulder where her seatbelt hit her.

"I insisted on additional testing and found the bump was actually a recurrence of my breast cancer", she writes.

Speaking about keeping the diagnoses under wraps, she said: 'I thought, "It's my life" and I just chose to keep it to myself'. But in recent years, it's her fight against cancer that's been in the headlines. "I see it as part of my mission maybe". "I'm still treating it and I'm treating it naturally", she said on Sunday.

But despite all the hardship, Olivia is keeping a positive mind and believes there are people out there who are far worse off than her. "Always when I sing it, I get a good, happy feeling and I get that positivity and keep on believing".

"My husband [John Easterling] has always there, and he's always there to support me, and I believe I will win over it and that's my goal", Newton-John said.

Since learning of her latest diagnosis, Sir Barry Gibb, Bee Gees co-founder and long-time friend of Newton-John, told the Australian outlet that he's praying for her recovery. I have a wonderful husband. "I have nothing to really complain about".

A rep for Newton-John did not immediately return a request for comment.

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