Hugh Jackman posts emotional tribute to Olivia Newton-John as she battles cancer

Hugh Jackman posts emotional tribute to Olivia Newton-John as she battles cancer


Hugh Jackman has sent an emotional tribute video to Olivia Newton-John after she opened up about her battle with breast cancer.

The Grease actress, 70, admitted she doesn't know how long she has left to live as she fights the illness for the third time.

Last night Hugh, 50, and a 15,000-strong audience for his The Man, The Music, The Show gig at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena sent her a message of support.

Filming himself in front of the huge crowd, Hugh said: "Hi Olivia, it's Hugh, with 15,000 of your closest friends and family."

He asked the audience if they'd watched the interview on Sunday night in which Olivia speaks about her health.

Hugh added: "Listen, you are the most amazing person, the most amazing mum, the most amazing ambassador, singer and dancer.

"We just love you."

During Sunday's interview, Olivia admitted that she doesn't know or want to know how much longer she has as the chance of a cure for her condition – which is at stage four – is very slim.

Speaking to 60 Minutes , she said: "When you're given a cancer diagnosis or a scary illness diagnosis, you are suddenly given a possibility of a time limit.

"If you believe the statistics, you're going to make them happen. If somebody tells you, 'you have six months to live', very possibly you will – because you believe that."

In September last year she revealed the breast cancer had spread to the base of her spine.

The shock diagnosis comes five years after her secret second battle with cancer and two decades after she first overcame the disease in 1992.

In January she was forced to deny she was "at death's door" as she recorded a video for fans saying she is "doing great".

In a video released on Twitter , she said: "Happy New Year everyone, this is Olivia Newton-John and I just want to say that the rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated, to quote a very famous quote.

"And I am doing great and want to wish all of you the happiest, healthiest 2019 as possible and thank you all for your wonderful love and support for me and for my Olivia Newton-John cancer wellness centre in Melbourne, Australia.

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