Olivia Newton-John Doesn’t Want To Know How Long She Has Left As She Battles Cancer – ‘Every Day Is A Gift’
Olivia Newton-John of Grease fame is currently fighting for her life as she battles cancer for the third time. This time, she is fighting stage 4 cancer, which has metastasized to her bones, but she is still maintaining a positive outlook.
Olivia beat breast cancer the first time when she was diagnosed back in 1992, and she beat it again after she was re-diagnosed in 2013. Unfortunately, Olivia learned in May of 2017 that her cancer was back and that it had spread to her bones, and at the end of that year, she revealed she had a tumor at the base of her spine. Earlier this week, the singer and actress gave a new interview to give fans an update on how she is doing.
“I’m so lucky that I’ve been through this three times and I’m still here. I’m living with it,” she said. “It’s just reinforced my gratitude.”
Though her cancer is aggressive, Olivia is staying positive.
“We know we’re gonna die at some point, and we don’t know when it is. When you’re given a cancer diagnosis or a scary honest diagnosis, you’re suddenly given a possibility of a time limit,” the 70 year-old explained. “So every day is a gift.”
Olivia also admitted that she does not want to know how long she has left.
“If somebody tells you, you have six months to live, very possibly you will because you believe that,” she said. “So for me, psychologically, it’s better not to have any idea of what they expect or what the last person that has what you have lived, so I don’t, I don’t tune in.”
These days, Olivia is doing everything she can to stay healthy, and she intends “to be here for a long time.”
Watch Olivia’s emotional interview below.