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Olivia Newton-John Battling Cancer for Third Time

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Olivia Newton-John has confirmed that she’s battling cancer for the third time, after initially denying reports she canceled appearances because of her health.

The “Grease” actress is now fighting cancer in her back, stemming from a tumor at the base of her spine, she confirmed on Australia’s “Sunday Night.”

When asked if she was scared, Newton-John said, “No, I don’t go there. I’d be lying if I said I never go there. There are moments, I’m human. If I allowed myself to go there, I could easily create that big fear. But my husband’s always there, and he’s there to support me.”

“I believe I will win over it,” she continued. “That’s my goal.”

Newton-John is treating her cancer with a combination of natural treatments.

The Aussie singer was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992.

After beating the disease, she became an advocate for breast cancer research and treatment, opening the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

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In 2013, Newton-John was diagnosed with cancer in her shoulder after a car accident, which she kept a secret.

Despite her multiple bouts with cancer, Newton-John says she focuses on other things as a means of staying strong.

“I’m a very privileged person, and I’m very aware of that,” she said on “Sunday Night.” “I have a wonderful husband, I have all the animals I adore, I have an incredible career. I have nothing really to complain about.”

Outside of her own battles with cancer, the disease has struck another member of her family: Her sister died six weeks after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in 2013.