By: Renee Grant
Two months after announcing that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in her life, Olivia Newton-John has taken to her Facebook page to let fans know she’s “feeling good.”
First diagnosed in 1992, Newton-John underwent treatment and a mastectomy. Twenty-five years later, she fights the disease again, which has metastasized to her sacrum, the bone in the lower portion of the back.
While the 68-year-old actress has been relatively quiet about her current course of treatment, she took a moment to update fans on Tuesday (August 1).
“I am really grateful for and touched by the worldwide outpouring of love and concern for me over the last few months. Thank you,” she writes. “I am feeling good and enjoying total support from my family, friends and my loyal fans. I am totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others!”
The starlet also hopes that her Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre will raise funds to help find a cure at this year’s Wellness Walk and Research Run.
“I am extremely excited about the wonderful possibilities of our Research Institute,” Olivia says of the center’s efforts. “We have an ongoing program researching late relapse breast cancer, which is very promising and of course very close to my heart.”
She adds, “I know we will find a cure for cancer in my lifetime!”
Here’s to finding a cure, and to a healthy recovery for Olivia!