Olivia Newton-John Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Cancels Tour

Olivia Newton-John Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Cancels Tour
Olivia Newton-John has postponed a string of June live dates in Canada and the United States following a diagnosis with breast cancer.

The news came through a statement on the 68-year-old vocalist's Facebook page, this afternoon, revealing that "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."

The statement notes that Newton-John "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."

Those who had purchased tickets are asked to contact venues about refunds. Rescheduled dates will appear on her website 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," she said.

She survived a previous cancer diagnosis in 1992, leading her to become a high-profile campaigner for others facing the disease.

Find the complete statement below.