Olivia Newton-John Says She's Managing Breast Cancer with Cannabis
Published Sep 10, 2018Olivia Newton-John revealed last year that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time, and in a new interview on Australian TV, the singer revealed that she's treating the disease naturally.
She spoke openly about her health regimen on Sunday Night special "Hopelessly Devoted to Olivia" yesterday (September 9), which has entailed cutting out sugar completely, radiation treatment — and introducing cannabis.
Newton-John explained that she uses cannabis oil to treat the pain and help her sleep, much of which her husband John Easterling (who runs Amazon Herb Company) grows for her.
She pointed out that growing cannabis for personal medicinal use is legal in California.
"I'm very lucky that I live in a state where it's legal and that I have a husband who is a plant medicine man," she said. "How lucky is that?"
Newton-John also advocated for legalizing cannabis in her home country of Australia, adding, "My dream is that it will be available to all the cancer patients or people going through cancer or any kind of disease that causes pain."
Newton-John turns 70 on September 26.
Watch the complete Sunday Night interview with the Aussie pop icon below.