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“Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated”: Olivia Newton-John puts ill-health rumours to rest

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“Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

A very healthy and well-looking Olivia Newton John has taken to her own Facebook page to put rumours to rest of her ill-health.

She wishes her fans Happy New Year and throws in that famous Mark Twain quote!


Reports emerged early yesterday afternoon across Australian media that Olivia Newton-John, who is battling cancer for the third time, had just weeks to live.

But Olivia Newton-John’s management has denied the rumours.

Entertainment reporter Pete Ford told Kate and Craig this story has been around for about a week, but just took off yesterday.

“This story appeared on online, it wasn’t until yesterday that the Australian media picked up on the story, and you have mainstream media reporting on a report which is based on an unconfirmed report from unknown people,” Pete said.

“There’s too many things in that story which simply don’t add up.

“But having said that we have to face the fact of the matter that Olivia is very sick, she has stage four breast cancer.

“I would be very skeptical about any suggestion of Olivia leaving us too soon.”

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Her niece, Tottie Goldsmith also took to social media to say her aunt Olivia was doing fine.


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Just giving you the heads up that Livvy is in good health, so let’s leave that distressing rumor where it belongs 🦋

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