Olivia Newton-John suddenly cancels Aussie tour

Rebekah Scanlan
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


She only announced she was visiting her homeland last month, but Olivia Newton-John has just cancelled her Australian tour.

The actress, who is best known for her iconic role as Sandy in Grease, was due to speak at an ‘In Conversation’ event in Sydney and Melbourne in next month.

But according to a new report, the trip Down Under has been abandoned suddenly — just weeks after tickets went on sale.

Olivia Newton-John, pictured last week at an event in LA, has cancelled her upcoming Australian tour, just weeks after announcing it. Source: Getty

Promoters have stated reason for the shock cancellation is “beyond our control” according to the Daily Mail. 

With ONJ battling breast cancer for the second time after being diagnosed last year, fans could be worried by the unexpected news.

Olivia, who turns 70 next month, had a busy schedule planned for her trip, including her charity’s annual Wellness Walk.

Now though it appears she will not be attending the event, which supports the work of The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Research Centre.

Olivia said she and her family, including daughter Chloe, struggled after she was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time in Jan 2017. Source: Getty

It’s not the first time ONJ has cancelled her appearances, with the ‘Physical’ singer postponing her 2017 tour dates after discovering she had secondary breast cancer in her spine.

Describing her cancer diagnosis in January 2017 was incredibly “scary” Olivia has tried to stay positive as she fights on.

“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t scary but I intend to be healthy,” she told 60 Minutes in September last year, adding it was especially tough for her daughter Chloe, 31. 

Olivia was diagnoses n 1992 and underwent a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and breast reconstruction.

The Greese star wasn’t impressed with the biopic of her life earlier this year, in which Delta Goodrem played her. Source: Seven

Earlier this year, the LA based star was said to be “horrified” by a TV biopic of her life in which Delta Goodrem played her.

“When they told me they were doing it, I was horrified,” she told Australian Women’s Weekly in April. 

Any ticket holders will be reimbursed automatically promoters said.

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