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Olivia Newton-John reveals she's been recovering from cancer-induced pelvis fracture for six months

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Olivia Newton-John posing for a picture: Olivia Newton-John reveals six-month recovery from fractured pelvis. © Getty Olivia Newton-John reveals six-month recovery from fractured pelvis. Olivia Newton-John is on the mend after a heath setback as she battles stage 4 breast cancer.

The 70-year-old Grease star and singer opened up to People magazine, revealing that she spent the past six months recovering from a fractured pelvis resulting from weakened bones due to cancer. Newton-John discovered the fracture last September after experiencing severe pain while participating in a cancer walk for her Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, after which she was treated at her hospital.

Her health scare even forced her to spend her 70th birthday in hospital instead of at a "blowout" birthday party planned for Los Angeles.

"There were all these things I was going to do for my birthday," the Australian-born star said. "But God had other plans."

Instead, she spent time with family and friends at an intimate dinner in the hospital.

However, the star remains optimistic despite challenges.

a man in a suit and tie: The singer and actress is visiting parliament house for the first time to ask for funding for new cancer research. The singer and actress is visiting parliament house for the first time to ask for funding for new cancer research. "I never say 'Why me.' I was like, 'Wow, I'm in my hospital that I'd dreamt of building for people to have rest and peace and there I was getting the best care,'" she said. "It was quite magical."

Newton-John is now facing cancer for the third time, which has spread to her sacrum. She was first diagnosed in 1992 and secretly battled the disease again in 2013. She's been receiving treatment at her holistic health facility, using herbs, oral medication prescribed by her oncologist, and medical cannabis grown by her husband, John Easterling.

She told the publication that through her family, including daughter Chloe Lattanzi, and friends, she has great support to get her through trying times.

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In January, she faced a tabloid report that she was dying and had merely "weeks" to live. She addressed the rumour by sharing a video online where she said she was doing well, yet she admitted to People that the experience was quite distressing for her loved ones.

“My friends were calling and believing this stuff. I had to say, ‘You really think if it was that bad you wouldn’t know?’”

She says her progress has increased over time, revealing that she once needed a walker to get around, then a cane, and now "nothing."

When asked how she's doing these days, she says, "I'm feeling good, just getting stronger."

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