Olivia Newton-John has spoken out after claims she was on her deathbed.
After reports began circulating that the singer’s condition had taken a turn for the worse, with claims that her body was “shutting down” and that she only had “weeks” to live, Newton-John reassured her fans that she was doing just fine.
In a video posted to her social media account on Wednesday, the 70-year-old Grease actress — who announced in 2017 she’d been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her back — borrowed the words of Mark Twain and explained that the recent claims were merely “greatly exaggerated” rumors.
“Happy New Year, everyone!” a bright and cheery Newton-John happily exclaimed in the clip. “I just want to say the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated, to quote a very famous quote, and I’m doing great and I want to wish all of you the happiest, healthiest 2019 that’s possible.”
“Thank you all for the wonderful love and support for me and for my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” she added.