It's been three months since Olivia Newton-John revealed she is battling breast cancer for the second time — and now, the 68-year-old actress is giving her loyal fans an update on her health. "[It’s been] 25 years since my first [diagnosis] back in 1992. I’m feeling good [and] am totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others," she recently said.
"Being on this journey again has brought me closer to what every patient and their families are going through," Olivia continued. "I know we will find a cure for cancer in my lifetime!"
The Grease star first battled breast cancer in 1992 and underwent a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy, and breast reconstruction at the time. After beating the disease, Olivia became an impassioned advocate for breast cancer research and early detection. In May, the singer announced she had again been diagnosed with breast cancer and this time it had metastasized to the sacrum, a lower back bone.
"She is doing so well," Olivia's only child, daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi, 31, said following her mother's unfortunate health news. The singer's longtime friend John Farnham has also revealed the star is staying optimistic throughout her second cancer battle. "I've spoken to Olivia in the last few days, and, as always she is very positive. She told me she is feeling good and confident of a total healing," he told News.com.au.
"The love and support from family and friends as well as people, in general, is enormous comfort to her," he added. "I've also spoken to Dr. Cebon at Olivia's Wellness Center, and he tells me that her positivity is a great asset to her and if anyone can beat this she can." We're thinking of you throughout your breast cancer battle, Olivia!
This story originally appeared on Closer Weekly.