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By Robyn Collins

Singer and actress, Olivia Newton-John was previously diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago. The artist was eventually given a clear report.

The Grease star has postponed a series of tour dates in the US and Canada after discovering that the disease has spread to her spine.

A statement on her Facebook page read: “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.

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“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.”

After surviving a cancer diagnosis in 1992, Newton-John became a champion for others facing the disease. She set up the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness research centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Celebrities have offered support to the singer on social media with Ru Paul tweeting: “Let’s all send Olivia healing love energy.”

Actress Sara Bareilles also wrote: “My heart and prayers are with you @olivianj. You are the bravest and the strongest!!”

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