Olivia Newton-John's Manager Describes Reports She's 'Dying' As 'Laughable'

Olivia Newton-John's managers have rubbished reports claiming that the actress is 'dying'.

US and Australian news reports suggested that the Grease icon had 'only weeks to live' - something that her management have branded 'laughable'.

Last week, an 'insider' told Radar Online: "Olivia's bodily functions appear to be shutting down, but she refuses to let go until she makes it through [her daughter] Chloe's wedding day."

Australian entertainment website Now to Love, then went on to claim that the actress had a 'prognosis [of] weeks not months'.

However, her manager Michael Caprio called these articles 'hilarious', going on to add: "You might want to get better sources versus reading tabloids."

Olivia has been diagnosed with cancer for a third time. Credit: PA Images
Olivia has been diagnosed with cancer for a third time. Credit: PA Images

Olivia's social media manager Randy Slovacek also told The Herald Sun newspaper: "We have stated over and over again publicly she's feeling better.

"People just seem to want to believe some dramatic turn."

Olivia is currently battling breast cancer for a third time, her first diagnosis being in 1992.

The Grease icon chose to keep her second diagnosis secret. Credit: PA Images
The Grease icon chose to keep her second diagnosis secret. Credit: PA Images

The 70-year-old was then diagnosed with cancer back in 2013 for a second time - a fight which she decided to keep secret - and five years on she was battling it once again.

Olivia revealed why she decided to keep her second breast cancer battle secret, sharing: "I thought, 'It's my life', and I just decided to keep it to myself."

And in September last year, Olivia told fans that the breast cancer spread to the base of her spine.

Olivia and her husband John Easterling. Credit: PA Images
Olivia and her husband John Easterling. Credit: PA Images

Speaking on Sunday Night back at the time, she said: "I'd be lying if I said I never [get scared]. There are moments, I'm human. If I allowed myself to go there, I could easily create that big fear.

"But my husband's always there, and he's there to support me. I believe I will win over it. That's my goal."

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

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