Olivia Newton-John's daughter breaks down on live TV: 'Still raw'

Olivia Newton-John's daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, appeared on Sunrise on Tuesday morning to chat with hosts Natalie Barr and Matt 'Shirvo' Shirvington about Olivia's Walk for Wellness, a fundraising event to support people with cancer.

Chloe was speaking about her mother and quickly became emotional, telling the hosts she is "still raw" with grief after losing her mum to cancer in August last year.

Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi crying on Sunrise
Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi broke down in tears on Tuesday while discussing her mum on Sunrise. Photo: Seven

She said that she was overwhelmed by the support she received from Olivia's fans, saying, "The outpouring of love is, is tangible and in my darkest moments, people that I –" the singer paused after becoming emotional, adding, "I'm sorry, it's still raw for me."


Chloe continued, "People that I don’t even know have lifted me up and I’ve been able to engage with people who are going through cancer, who have family members who are going through cancer and offer my heart and my ear. And that has been actually the greatest privilege for me to give back in that way."

Speaking about grief, Nat urged Chloe not to apologise, saying, "We all know, a lot of people watching now, will know that grief comes at you out of left field.

"It’s like a roller coaster and it hits you when you least expect it. So please don’t be sorry."

"Especially on live TV," Chloe said with a laugh.

Chloe Lattanzi, Olivia Newton-John and John Easterling at the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk
Chloe with Olivia Newton-John and her husband John Easterling, at the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk in 2019. Photo: Getty (WireImage)

Speaking about Olivia's Walk for Wellness, Chloe told the hosts, "I mean, there, there really isn’t any greater purpose in life than to give to others and to be of service to others.

"And I learned that from my mom from a very young age — it was either planting trees, taking care of animals."


She continued, "When she was diagnosed with her cancer, it was about focusing on helping other people. And when I went through my mental illness, I focused on connecting with people that were going through similar trauma and pain.

"So her and I are similar in that way and, I really am grateful that she instilled that in me."

Olivia's Walk for Wellness was one of the star's favourite events. This year, it is set to take place on Sunday, October 8, at Melbourne's Alexandra Gardens.

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