If anyone has a right to be angry and sad and depressed and hopeless, it’s Olivia Newton-John.
In fact, as the legendary singer continues to battle the affects of stage 4 cancer, Newton-John is sharing the real reason as to why she continues to maintain a positive outlook.
“In my opinion, if they give you a percentage, or you know, ‘this many women get this and they live this long,’ you can create that and make it happen,” Newton-John explained to CBS Sunday Morning’s Gayle King in a new interview. “It’s almost like — I think I know what the statistics are. But I put them away. But I’m gonna live longer than that. I’ve made that decision. And I don’t buy into the statistics ‘cause I think they can make you really nervous.”
Fans will recall that Newton-John’s cancer journey began way back in 1992. And since then, it has continued to come back, metastasizing into her bones in 2017, leaving her in incredible pain.
But she finds ways to keep a smile on her face, through it all.
“Denial is really healthy,“ she joked about coping with her diagnosis. “It was consuming by day, and after some time I went, ‘You know what? I don’t know what my time is, but I need to enjoy my life, so I’m gonna eat a cookie if I want it and I’m gonna have a cup of tea if I want it, and I want to have a little bit of wine then I’m gonna do that.’ The joy of life and every-day living has to be a part of that healing process as well.“