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Olivia Newton-John Recalls Battling Cancer, Talks about Bond with Daughter Chloe & Her Wedding

Jené Liebenberg
Feb 04, 2021
06:50 P.M.
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72-year-old Olivia Newton-John has a big year ahead of her. With her daughter's wedding coming up and planning the release of new music, exciting things are waiting for her.


Despite being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2017, Olivia Newton-John has been living a full and busy life. She is investing plenty of time and energy into a duets album, which she aims to release this year.

Her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi's upcoming wedding is also a major event on her calendar for 2021. The mother and daughter share a particularly close bond.

Olivia Newton-John at the Wellness Walk and Research Runon September 16, 2018 in Australia | Getty Images

Olivia Newton-John at the Wellness Walk and Research Runon September 16, 2018 in Australia | Getty Images



After spending a significant amount of time with her daughter, Chloe, during the quarantine period, the upcoming wedding will be a special one for the cancer fighter.

Chloe is marrying James Driskell after a ten-year relationship together. Newton-John is excited to be part of her daughter's big day as she didn't know that she would be alive to experience it. She said:

"I'm so lucky to still be doing all these things, I don't think I imagined living this long! I feel very blessed."



The beloved actress has had a difficult journey with cancer. After a mammogram and needle biopsy didn't catch cancer in her breasts, Newton-John trusted her instincts and had a surgical biopsy done.

Newton-John defended the movie in which she starred alongside John Travolta in 1978.

When the cancer was found after the procedure, Newton-John had a double mastectomy and underwent chemotherapy, which put her in remission. A diagnosis of stage 4 cancer in 2017 put her back into fighting mode.



The actress has acknowledged that her daughter, who she shares with her ex-husband Matt Lattanzi, has played a significant role in approaching her prognosis and her decision to remain positive.

Besides attending Chloe's wedding, Newton-John also asked her to sing a duet for her new album. The song called "Window in the Wall" brought her to tears when she first heard it. The Australian actress elaborated, saying:

"It was just a knowingness that I had to do this song and the first person I thought of was Chloe because it was about relationships."



Fighting off the cancer cells isn't the only battle that Newton-John has been involved in recently. The "Grease" star had to come to the iconic movie's defense when backlash surfaced, suggesting that it is sexist and lacks diversity.

The movie showed on television over the Christmas period and had viewers questioning if the movie's political correctness. Newton-John defended the movie in which she starred alongside John Travolta in 1978.

2021 is the year of Newton-John living her best life yet. Attending her daughter's wedding and producing new music while fighting cancer makes it clear that the actress knows no bounds.

Newton-John is obviously passionate about the ones and things she loves and will continue carrying out her dreams as long as she can. The actress will be one to watch this year.

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