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Medical Marijuana User Olivia Newton John Gives Health Update On Second Cancer Fight

During a benefit concert to raise money for the Santa Barbara wildfires, Olivia Newton John gave an update on her well-being since being diagnosed with cancer for a second time last May.

“Entertainment Tonight” caught up with the 69-year-old, who told them, “I’ve been great.” Newton-John, who also performed at the concert, added, “Yeah, I feel really good.”

Newton-John, who sang a few hits from Grease, told ET she wanted to help the victims of the fire that destroyed more than a thousand buildings and nearly 300-thousand acres this past December.

“I feel so fortunate to have had the success I’ve had, and to do the wonderful things I do,” she explained. “And to give back—I’d love to be able to do that.”

Last September, she told “Today” that she is using medical marijuana, which she credits for helping her get back on her feet during bouts of crippling pain:

People have this vision from the ’60s of people just sitting around, you know, getting stoned, and I think it’s not about that. This plant is a healing plant. I think we need to change the vision of what it is because it helped me greatly and it helps with pain and inflammation.

When she was treated for cancer the first time, Newton-John said she felt the need for more than just traditional treatment. She supplemented chemotherapy with meditation, yoga, art and music—all of which she offers other cancer patients at her wellness and research center in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia.

During an interview with Australia’s Sunrise last December, she said she was feeling well and that she has “no pain and life is wonderful.”


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