Karl Stefanovic's heartbreaking interview with Olivia Newton-John resurfaces

Karl Stefanovic has paid tribute to Olivia Newton-John following the star's death at 73.

The presenter was emotional as he looked back on the time he'd spent with the Aussie icon while filming an interview for 60 Minutes in 2017.

Olivia Newton-John and Karl Stefanovic
An interview with Olivia Newton-John by Karl Stefanovic has resurfaced following her death with the host asking her how she isn't 'broken'. Photo: Nine

"The reach was far and wide," he said on Tuesday morning. "From down under and right around the world."

During their 60 Minutes interview, Olivia bravely spoke about her cancer battle after being diagnosed for a second time.

Speaking about the cancer returning and telling her family, Olivia said, "Of course, it's scary, it was, but I felt very sure that I would get through it."


She spoke of telling her husband John Easterling and daughter Chloe Lattanzi, saying, "That wasn't easy, but I did deliver it in a positive way, of course."

"Those are conversations that shouldn't have to happen," Karl said.

"Yeah, well, everybody has those conversations in their life, they're hard," she said.

Karl Stefanovic and Olivia Newton-John meditate
'I'll cherish those memories of Olivia Newton-John for the rest of my life,' Karl said of his interview. Photo: Nine

"You've had so many battles, Olivia," Karl said. "How are you not broken?"

"Oh goodness!" Olivia responded as Karl urged her to respond.

"I've had and am having an amazing life so I have no complaints," she said. "I really don't. Everyone goes through something. We all have something we need to go through in life. This has been my challenge."

Elsewhere in the interview, Karl and Olivia played tennis, meditated and walked through Gaia, the health retreat she co-owned in the hinterland in Byron Bay.

"I'll cherish those memories of Olivia Newton-John for the rest of my life," Karl said on Tuesday. "How open she was. And how wonderful she was and how beautiful she was inside and out.

"This woman, her family was everything. Her daughter and her extended family, nieces, nephews, the whole lot, knew her in an entirely different way and in a much more deeper way so we can only imagine what they're going through this morning."

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