OLIVIA Newton-John’s manager has spoken out after claims the actress and singer was “clinging to life,” calling the rumours “hilarious.”
The 70-year-old Grease star was diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time in May 2017. After keeping a low profile and battling the disease privately, rumours began to circulate in the US and Australian media that she had just “weeks to live.” Now, her manager has set the record straight, officially.
American website Radar Online reported a source saying: "Olivia's bodily functions appear to be shutting down.
“But she refuses to let go until she makes it through her daughter Chloe's wedding day."
Australian website Now to Love also claimed she had a "prognosis of weeks, not months.”
He told news.com.au: “You might want to get better sources versus reading tabloids.”
Olivia was diagnosed with her third bout of breast cancer more than 20 years after her first diagnosis.
She battled the disease in secret in 2013, opting not to tell the public about her illness.
Explaining why she chose not to go public with her second diagnosis, Olivia said: “I thought, ‘It's my life’, and I just decided to keep it to myself.”