Olivia Newton-John reschedules tour stop in Houston area after breast cancer diagnosis

Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John

NEW YORK – Olivia Newton-John revealed last week that she has breast cancer, and on Friday she announced that her June tour, including a stop in the Houston area, has been rescheduled.

The 68-year-old singer said May 30 she initially thought she was suffering from back pain, but learned it was "breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum."

Newton-John said she will complete "a short course of photon radiation therapy" and hopes to perform later this year. She said she will be treated by the medical team at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

Says Newton-John: "I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists."

Newton-John was scheduled to perform at the Stafford Centre on June 8.

She announced Friday that the new performance date will be Sept. 28 at the Stafford Centre and tickets for the original date will be honored.

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