Olivia Newton-John Reveals Breast Cancer Has Returned, Postpones Tour

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Olivia Newton-John

The singer originally thought her health issues were due to sciatica, but it turned out to be cancer that had spread to her lower back.

After initially postponing her Midwest tour dates at the beginning of the month, Olivia Newton-John has announced she is delaying all her U.S. and Canadian tour dates because of the return of her cancer.

The singer and Grease star originally thought her health issues were due to sciatica, but it turned out to be breast cancer that had spread to her lower back. She was originally diagnosed with breast cancer back in 1992 and has become an advocate for raising money and awareness for the disease.

Read her full statement below.

Olivia Newton-John is reluctantly postponing her June U.S. and Canadian concert tour dates. The back pain that initially caused her to postpone the first half of her concert tour has turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum.

In addition to natural wellness therapies, Olivia will complete a short course of photon radiation therapy and is confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate her shows.

"I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists and the medical team at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” says Olivia Newton-John.

There will be no interview requests accepted at this time as Olivia’s focus is on her treatment and healing. Ticket buyers for the upcoming concerts should contact venues directly about refunds. Rescheduled concert dates will be posted at OliviaNewton-John.com in the coming weeks.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com

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