Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John joins The Doctors to share some of her health secrets.
After battling breast cancer in the 1990s, Olivia says the experience has shaped her life going forward.
In addition to inspiring her music, her cancer caused her to become involved with a hospital which bears her name, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
She tells The Doctors that the creative process has helped her wade through life’s difficult times in ways she that might have not been able to cope with. She shares some advice for others battling breast cancer.
“I call them thrivers… the one thing you don’t want to do is to be talking about your illness all the time. You want to focus on the positive things and focus on healing,” she says, explaining she feels it’s best to limit talk of the disease to just a few close loves ones and allow yourself time to focus on something you love and not become consumed by your illness.
After losing her sister three years ago to brain cancer, Olivia turned to music to cope and teamed up with mellow musicians Amy Sky and Beth Nielson Chapman to pen an album for others experiencing loss and grieving.
To find out more about the album visit the Liv On website and to share your own “Liv On” story visit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre website.
Enjoy a performance of “Stone In My Pocket” in the video below!