Olivia Newton-John embraces the busy life that allows her to be an advocate, a performer, and a force for positive change. Olivia Newton-John prefers the word thriver to survivor. In fact, Olivia has been thriving as an entertainer since her decision at 15 to take to the stage in her native Australia. Throughout her career Olivia has exuded a positive personality and a soulfulness that have infused each of her projects with warmth and spiritual energy that for many of her fans have become her signature. Her passion for her work has translated into not only her creative projects but also the many advocacy efforts she has undertaken—ranging from environmental causes to health issues—to effect positive change in her own life and in the world around her.
Time was of the essence, and you had to rush in and do a biopsy and immediate mastectomy to prevent a tumor from spreading to other organs. Even before the tumor can be diagnosed, they make themselves at home in other organs. We want to do our best to get rid of those cancer cells that have already moved away from the original tumor.
O livia Newton-John likes to sing to herself. Sitting in the kitchen of her ranch near Santa Barbara, California, the singer radiates optimism. Her blond hair is cropped above her chin, colourful glasses perched on her nose. Now 72, she looks much younger — just as she did in when, at the age of 29, she played the high school student Sandy Olsson in the hit musical Grease.