She announced in May that she was battling breast cancer for the second time.

But despite Olivia Newton-John’s illness, the singer has managed to keep a positive outlook throughout her fight.

The Grease star, 69, said in an interview with Closer Weekly released on Thursday: ‘I am no longer in pain and happy to say I am working again.’

Thriving: Olivia Newton-John has said she is 'no longer in pain' as she battles breast cancer for a second time (pictured in October)

Thriving: Olivia Newton-John has said she is ‘no longer in pain’ as she battles breast cancer for a second time (pictured in October)

Olivia described how excited she was to be back on stage and even called it a therapeutic process.

She said: ‘When I get to sing the songs I love, it’s like a gift. Being on the road with my band has been healing for me. 

‘Of course, it was scary. But the words that came to my mind were, “This too shall pass!” I just had to believe that I was going to be OK.’

Olivia said that changing her outlook on the situation has helped her tremendously, and she has also improved her relationship with her body.

Back to it: The Grease star, 69, described how excited she was to be back on stage and even called it a therapeutic process (pictured in April)

Back to it: The Grease star, 69, described how excited she was to be back on stage and even called it a therapeutic process (pictured in April)

‘I talked to my body,’ Olivia explained. ‘I affirmed that I was healthy and strong. Depression suppresses your immune system. 

‘I tried to get my mind off my troubles by focusing on the things that I am passionate about.’

Along with her positive attitude, the Let’s Get Physical songstress also had the love and support from her husband John Easterling, 65, and her daughter Chloe Lattanzi, 31.

Olivia believes that a strong mentality and moral support can be crucial to beating a disease that kills one in eight women a year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Support system: Olivia said that changing her outlook on the situation has helped her tremendously (pictured with daughter Chloe Latanzzi, 31, in April 2016)

Support system: Olivia said that changing her outlook on the situation has helped her tremendously (pictured with daughter Chloe Latanzzi, 31, in April 2016)

Family: Along with her positive attitude, the Let's Get Physical songstress also had love and support from her husband John Easterling, 65, and daughter Chloe (pictured April 2016)

Family: Along with her positive attitude, the Let’s Get Physical songstress also had love and support from her husband John Easterling, 65, and daughter Chloe (pictured April 2016)

Staying strong: Olivia believes that a strong mentality and moral support can be crucial to beating a disease that kills one in eight women a year (pictured September 2017)

Staying strong: Olivia believes that a strong mentality and moral support can be crucial to beating a disease that kills one in eight women a year (pictured September 2017)

Back in May, Olivia postponed the first half of her tour after finding out that the cancer spread to her sacrum.

The hitmaker was first treated for breast cancer in 1992, at the age of 43 and underwent a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and breast reconstruction. 

In September, she spoke to NBC’s Today about her treatment, saying she is combining traditional therapies with natural remedies, including herbal supplements, meditation and medicinal cannabis.

Olivia also revealed she doesn’t think of her herself as a cancer ‘survivor’ but as a cancer ‘thriver.’

She explained: ‘A survivor sounds like someone clinging onto a lifeboat, to me. A thriver is someone that’s already off the boat and on land.’ 

You're the one that I want! Olivia played the role of Sandy, alongside John Travolta in the 1978 movie Grease

You’re the one that I want! Olivia played the role of Sandy, alongside John Travolta in the 1978 movie Grease







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