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Olivia Newton-John's Family Denies Rumors She's Near Death Amid Battle With Cancer

2019-01-04 19:21
Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John has dismissed rumours of her ailing health, saying she is "doing great". In a video message posted on Twitter on Wednesday (January 2), the "Grease" star says the rumours of her death "have been greatly exaggerated". Smiling broadly, the 70-year-old also wishes her fans a happy New Year and thanks them for their support. British-born and Australian-raised Newton-John started her career as a singer with pop hits like "If Not for You" and "I Honestly Love You." She shot to international fame in the 1978 movie adaptation of musical "Grease," playing goody-goody teenager Sandy opposite John Travolta's wild boy Danny Zuko. Newton-John became an advocate for healthy living and medical research after her first bout with breast cancer in 1992. In September 2018 she said she had been diagnosed with cancer for a third time.