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Has Olivia Newton-John's cancer returned? Rumours circulate following cancelled Australian tour

Could this be the reason the 'Hopelessly Devoted to You' songstress suddenly cancelled her upcoming Australian tour?

By: Holly Royce

A source has revealed to Radar Online that Olivia Newton-John's cancer has returned "with a vengeance", could this be the reason the 'Hopelessly Devoted to You' songstress suddenly cancelled her upcoming 'In Conversation' Australian tour?

It's been 15 months since Australia's sweetheart, Olivia Newton-John announced her breast cancer had not only returned but also spread to her lower back. Olivia was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, just days after her own father had passed away from cancer.

Following eight months of chemotherapy and a partial mastectomy, Olivia was cleared of the disease.

However, more than 20 years on, Olivia began suffering from lower back pain. After initially thinking it was just a consequence of getting older, tests later revealed that mum-of-one Olivia had a metastasised cancer tumour growing at the base of her spine.

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The 69-year-old tweeted earlier this month that she was looking forward to her upcoming 'In Conversation' tour, happening in both in Melbourne and Sydney.

However, fans were left reeling following the sudden cancellation of the tour last week attributed to "reasons beyond our control" on the promoters website.

"We are very sorry about this – cancelling shows is the last thing we like to do," the statement said.

At this stage, there has been no official comment on the reason for the cancellation. However, a source revealed to Radar Online that tragically, the singer's cancer had returned.

"It's the beginning of the end for Olivia," the source told the publication. "This is her final fight and she promises to go out swinging."

"She's trying to remain positive and taking things one day at a time."

There has been no official comment on these rumours as yet.

Olivia and her daughter Chloe Lattanzi have been candid about the advocacy of medicinal marijuana in her fight against cancer.

In a tell-all interview with 60 Minutes in 2017, Olivia revealed more details on how she was preparing for the fight of her life.

Opening up to Karl Stefanovic, the 69-year-old was cool, calm and collected in her cancer battle, something he put down to the fact(s) that Olivia is "a peaceful lady and she's very spiritual and I think that's all helping her".

"Of course, it's scary," Olivia told Karl of her second diagnosis.

"I'd be lying if I said it wasn't scary. But I felt very sure I would get through it."

"I've had, and am having, an amazing life. So, I have no complaints, I really don't. Everyone goes through something, you know. We all have something we need to go through in life and this has been my challenge."

We're hoping for the best for Olivia and her family.