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Olivia Newton-John Cancels Tour to Receive Treatment for Breast Cancer

In a message to fans, she outlined her treatment plan.

By Aimée Lutkin

On Tuesday, Olivia Newton-John announced on Facebook that she is postponing her June concert dates to be treated for breast cancer. PEOPLE reports that two weeks ago, Olivia had postponed the first half of her tour due to severe back pain, which doctors initially believed to be sciatica. In her statement, Olivia wrote that the pain was actually being caused by breast cancer that metastasized to the sacrum.

Olivia seems optimistic about her diagnosis, and wrote that she will be treated with “natural wellness therapies” and a “short course of photon radiation therapy.” There is no date set for a return to touring, but fans can get refunds from the venues directly or wait until new dates are announced in the coming weeks.

“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,” wrote Olivia.

She has long been a champion of the ONJ Centre, having battled breast cancer before in 1992, and losing her sister to brain cancer in 2013.

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