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Olivia Newton-John Says Kelly Preston's Death Gave Her New Energy in Her Fight to End Cancer

Busayo Ogunjimi
Feb 01, 2021
12:50 P.M.
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British singer Olivia Newton-John revealed how John Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston's death inspired her to fight against cancer. She also talked about her struggle with the disease.


In a recent interview with Us Weekly, British-Australian singer Olivia Newton-John spoke about her relationship with late movie star Kelly Preston and her fight against cancer.

Newton-John said Preston was a wonderful woman and her death was a significant loss, which strengthened her resolve to end cancer through research dedicated to finding a cure.


Speaking about her battle with cancer, the actress said she was feeling fine. Newton-John attributes her well-being to her husband, John Easterling, and his plant medicine, including cannabis and amazonian.

The singer said her husband was instrumental in setting up the foundation fund of the Olivia Newton-John Foundation, which aimed to raise money for plant medicine research.


The "Xanadu" actress was diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Newton-John said she kept a positive attitude and believed that she would be okay. The actress added that she talks to her body and does everything she can to support herself emotionally and mentally.

The songwriter also spoke about her new single, "Window in the Wall," with her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi. She said that they were different artists, but they sing well together.


The actress also spoke about her relationship with Preston's husband, Travolta. Newton-John said she is still friends even after his wife's passing. The two were co-stars in the 1978's movie "Grease."

In a previous interview, Newton-John recounted a kissing scene between her and Travolta in the movie. The singer recalled that she was initially nervous, but Travolta made her acting experience enjoyable.


Preston died of breast cancer at the age of 57. She is survived by her husband, who she married in 1991. Travolta also lost his nephew that same year. They have two children, Ella and Benjamin. The couple lost their son, Jett, who died in 2009 at 16.

The actress was born on October 13, 1962. She studied acting at the University of Southern California and landed her first significant role in the 1985 movie "Mischief."

Kelly Preston at the photocall for "Rendezvous With John Travolta - Gotti" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Kelly Preston at the photocall for "Rendezvous With John Travolta - Gotti" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Preston's last post on Instagram was a family selfie. They took the picture to celebrate Father's Day. In her post, she wrote a heartfelt message to her husband. The actress also posted a black and white image of Travolta and Jett.

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