Olivia Newton-John reveals third secret cancer diagnosis in emotional chat

Plant-medicine man: Olivia is supported by her husband John Easterling who grows medicinal marijuana for the cancer-stricken star at their Santa Barbara ranch

Plant-medicine man: Olivia is supported by her husband John Easterling who grows medicinal marijuana for the cancer-stricken star at their Santa Barbara ranch

Speaking to Australia's Sunday Night, Olivia Newton-John confirmed that she's battling cancer for the third time.

Newton-John was diagnosed for a second time in 2013, a new breast cancer which had spread to her shoulder, forcing her to postpone a tour of the U.S. and Canada.

Olivia Newton-John gave an extensive interview with Sunday Night.

The actress said she was trying to stay positive over the diagnosis, saying "I live in this lovely place". A lot of people see it as a fight and that is their prerogative.

She has cut sugar completely from her diet, and has turned to marijuana to help ease her physical pain.

She finds herself "lucky" to live in California and hopes that in her home country of Australia, medical marijuana laws will change.

Born in England and a longtime resident of Australia now living in California, Newton-John said she's treating the cancer with a combination of medicine and natural remedies, including cannabis oil for pain. "I'm very lucky I live in a state where it's legal and that I have a husband that is a plant medicine man".

Newton-John, 69, first fought breast cancer in the 1990s.

Olivia Newton-John performs at Cobb Energy Centre on April 9, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. I see it as part of my mission.

She also confessed she had secretly battled another round of the disease in 2013, when medics found a tumour in her shoulder, but chose not to go public with the news, until now.

Opening up on their friendship and performing together, the star broke down in tears on camera and admitted: "When I look at her..."

'I'd be lying if it said I never go there, there are some moments, I'm only human.

"I feel so fortunate to have had the success I've had, and to do the wonderful things I do", she continued. She added: "I believe I will win over it, that's my goal". I have all the animals that I adore. As for why she kept her second bout with cancer on the down-low: "I thought. I have nothing to really complain about".

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