Olivia Newton-John: Cancer return delays tour dates

Olivia Newton-John: Cancer return delays tour dates
Olivia Newton-John says she has breast cancer and is canceling her June tour.


Olivia Newton-John, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, announced Monday she is “reluctantly” postponing some tour dates because her cancer has metastasized to her lower back.

Newton-John said on her Facebook page and her website that the recent back pain she has experienced, and which caused her to postpone the first half of her concert tour, has spread to her sacrum, the triangular bone in the lower back between the two hip bones.

Her publicist, Michael Caprio, confirmed the announcement.

Newton-John, 68, said she is postponing June dates in the U.S. and in Canada to undergo treatment, including a short course of photon radiation in addition to “natural wellness therapies.” She said she is “confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate her shows.”

“I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists and the medical team at…