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Olivia Newton-John opens up about cancer battle

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It’s being billed as the ‘interview of the year’.

Now, Olivia Newton-John will open up about her health struggles in an emotional chat with 60 Minutes.

Olivia appeared quite strained during the interview. Source: Channel Nine
Olivia appeared quite strained during the interview. Source: Channel Nine

In a preview clip of the interview, which will be conducted by Today Show host Karl Stefanovic, the 68-year-old actress appears tired and emotional as she discusses her second bout with breast cancer.

At one point Olivia admits how hard the secondary cancer diagnosis has hit not only her, but also her family.

Karl was gentle with the music icon who is battling her second bout of cancer. Source: Channel Nine
Karl was gentle with the music icon who is battling her second bout of cancer. Source: Channel Nine

“Of course it’s scary,” she said. “I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t scary but I intend to be healthy,” she said.

Karl then asks Olivia how daughter Chloe, 31, responded to the news to which Olivia replies: “Well that was, yeah that wasn’t easy”.

Still her usual optimistic self, Olivia tells Kyle that she’s not bitter about her illness: “I’ve had and I’m having an amazing life, so… everyone goes through something.”

Olivia said telling her daughter Chloe (pictured here) wasn't easy. Source: Getty
Olivia said telling her daughter Chloe (pictured here) wasn't easy. Source: Getty

In May Olivia told fans she would have to postpone her tour dates in Canada in US after discovering she had secondary breast cancer in her spine.

Olivia was diagnoses n 1992 and underwent a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and breast reconstruction.

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