She’s staying positive! Even though Olivia Newton-John is still battling breast cancer for a third time, she’s not letting it ruin her life. The Grease star opened up about her future and what she believes she’ll die from one day in a new exclusive interview with Closer Weekly. And guess what? The 71-year-old doesn’t think her sickness will be the end of her.
“Something’s going to get me. I mean, that’s life,” she explained at her event Julien’s Auctions: Property from the Collection of Olivia Newton-John. “Everyone’s going to die. I think, you can’t keep pretending that nothing’s going to get you. Something is going to get me one day. It’s not going to be this [cancer] in my mind!”
The Xanadu star is determined to stay around for as long as possible so she can be there for her 33-year-old daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi.
“So I’m going to live long and healthy,” she said. “I think when you have the cancer diagnosis, it just makes you more grateful for every day. Whereas when you don’t have something like that, you kind of accept everything as normal. It just makes you more aware and more grateful. So it’s been a blessing in many ways.”
“Olivia has always been, as she says, ‘perpetually happy.’ She always says, ‘I keep going with a smile on my face.’ She’s always upbeat and sweet,” an insider previously revealed to Closer Weekly. “That’s her character. She has said to friends, ‘I hate talking about my health. I don’t like to worry people.’”
The “Physical” singer is in such a great mood that nothing can bring her down, not even her health. “I think the thing I keep relearning is gratitude and just to relax. Life is not to be rushed through, it’s to be savored and be grateful,” Olivia told Closer Weekly in another interview. “So I’m really, really, happy — I’m maybe at my happiest right now.”