Olivia Newton-John Has Passed, Reportedly From Cancer
Olivia Newton-John appears to have lost her long battle with cancer. The singer passed away at age 73, with the news confirmed on her official Facebook page. While the cause hasn't been 'officially' confirmed - the entertainer has fought the disease for decades.
“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” read the statement posted by her husband John Easterling. “We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”
It went on to add, “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer,” noting, “Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund.”
Ashton Kutcher Opens Up About Battling Rare Autoimmune Disorder
In a new sneak peek at an upcoming episode of National Geographic’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge” featuring Ashton Kutcher, he talks for the first time about a medical disorder he suffered two years ago called vasculitis.
When Grylls asks Kutcher where his strength comes from, Kutcher reveals his run-in with the autoimmune disorder left him without the ability to see, hear, or even walk, and he didn’t know if any or all of those would ever come back. “Lucky to be alive,” the star said as they continued their hike through the woods.