John Travolta is sharing some super sweet words for his longtime friend Olivia Newton-John amid her ongoing public battle with stage 4 cancer.
The celebrated star walked the red carpet at the premiere of his new film, The Fanatic, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, and he stopped to talk with ET where he had nothing but praise for his beloved Grease co-star.
“She looks incredible,” Travolta, 65, marveled. “She doesn’t look any different than [she did] years ago, and I’m very proud of her.”
“I’m very happy about Olivia,” the actor added with a smile. Travolta and Newton-John have long been close friends and fans of one another — but in Travolta’s new film, The Fanatic, the actor shows a different, darker side of fandom.
“Olivia has always been an incredible human being and an inspiration to millions of people,” he told People. “If we all put our intentions for her to get through this – I know her so well – she will feel it, and it will support her. We love her and she loves us.”
It comes one week after Olivia revealed in a statement that her breast cancer has returned, and spread to her back. Her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, has since spoken out about her mother’s diagnosis, revealing that the star will be using natural healing remedies as well as modern medicine to beat the disease. “Cancer is the disease of our generation and it is part of my and my mother’s quest to beat this insidious monster,” Chloe wrote. “We both love you all, and anyone fighting this disease, you can beat it. Look for natural remedies as well as what modern medicine can offer. My mum is so powerful she will beat this in no time. All my love to you. And I wish you health, wealth and happiness.”
Olivia was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 – on the same weekend that her father passed away – and was given the all-clear after undergoing chemotherapy and a mastectomy. Back in January, she spoke out about her battle, telling the Radio Times: “I am grateful for the experience because without it I would not have done many of the things I have done in my life. It’s taught me compassion for those going through difficult times.”