Olivia Newton-John’s daughter reveals health battle following actress’s death: ‘I’ve not been okay’

Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi has said she’s suffering from memory loss among a slew of other health issues since her mother’s death last year.

Dame Olivia, a Britain-born actress and singer who grew up in Australia, died last August at the age of 73 after a 20-year battle with breast cancer.

A year on from Newton-John’s death, her 37-year-old daughter took to social media to update her Instagram followers about her health and admitted she’s been struggling to get out of bed.

The singer explained that she needed a month-long break from working to recover after “neglecting” herself in the wake of her grief.

The daughter and mother pictured together in 2005 (Getty Images)
The daughter and mother pictured together in 2005 (Getty Images)

She shared: “Since my mom’s passing, and the year and a half, with her going through cancer, I have not been okay.

“If I have forgotten to return your calls… I’ve had extreme memory loss. I’ve had difficulty getting out of bed. I’ve stuck to my commitments, but I’ve been neglecting myself.

“One of my mom’s biggest messages was take care of you. If you don’t take care of you, you cannot give your full capacity of love, wisdom, kindness, and power to everyone else,” Lattanzi continued.

She went on to apologise to family and friends for her “inconsistent” communication, saying she hopes after focusing on her health she will return in a better place.

Acknowledging October’s Walk for Wellness, which raises vital funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, the actress added: “So, after the walk, I’m going to disappear for about three weeks, just to honour my mind, body and spirit, because I’m developing a little bit of health issues in my mind and my body.

“And I just wanted to say to anyone who I have been inconsistent with, I’m so sorry, I haven’t been consistent with myself, and I haven’t been taken care of myself.

“So in the spirit of my mother and the spirit of the wellness walk, I’m going to take a month to do that so I can be of complete service to everyone else.”

Lattanzi is the daughter of Dame Olivia and her former husband Matt Lattanzi, who the actress divorced in 1995.

In 2008, Dame Olivia married her second husband, businessman and conservationist John Easterling, and they remained married until her death.

She died “peacefully” at her ranch in southern California, surrounded by family and friends.

Stars such as Dolly Parton, Sir Elton John and Mariah Carey were among those who paid tribute to the “beautiful and courageous” actress and singer, and a state memorial service in Australia was held.