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Olivia Newton-John, 72, reveals the terrifying moment she was diagnosed with breast cancer

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Olivia Newton-John, 72, is battling stage-four metastatic breast cancer.

And this week, the Australian singer and actress recalled the terrifying moment she was diagnosed with the disease.

In a video announcing her new foundation to help other cancer sufferers, Olivia said that she ‘knew immediately that something was wrong’.

'I knew something was wrong': An emotional Olivia Newton-John, 72, has spoken of the moment she was diagnosed with stage-four metastatic breast cancer

'I knew something was wrong': An emotional Olivia Newton-John, 72, has spoken of the moment she was diagnosed with stage-four metastatic breast cancer

‘I knew something was wrong’: An emotional Olivia Newton-John, 72, has spoken of the moment she was diagnosed with stage-four metastatic breast cancer

‘I am probably one of those people who’s living beyond cancer, living beyond probably what people expected to happen,’ Olivia said.

Speaking about her diagnosis, she added: ‘I knew immediately something was wrong.

‘I had a mammogram. The mammogram was benign and I had a needle biopsy that was also benign… I don’t say this to scare women, but you have to just trust your instincts.’

'I made the decision that I would be okay': Olivia said that after she was diagnosed, she made the conscious decision to get through it and to stay strong for her family

'I made the decision that I would be okay': Olivia said that after she was diagnosed, she made the conscious decision to get through it and to stay strong for her family

‘I made the decision that I would be okay’: Olivia said that after she was diagnosed, she made the conscious decision to get through it and to stay strong for her family

Olivia explained that she then spoke to her doctor and agreed to get a surgical biopsy, and was then diagnosed with breast cancer. 

‘All this was overwhelming. It was a feeling of dread, terror, the unknown,’ she said, adding that she decided to be strong for her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi.

‘I made the decision that I would be okay. I had to believe I was going to be okay, that my daughter was the most important thing in my life and I would be okay for her,’ she said.

Olivia has tried a variety of therapies, including meditation, acupuncture, massage and plant medicine, to heal her body – in addition to conventional medicine.

‘I have seen the incredible beauty of the plants and their healing abilities… if I hadn’t had that experience, I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you about kinder therapies… your body wants to heal itself,’ said the medicinal cannabis advocate. 

‘That’s why I’m excited to start this foundation.’

Motivation: 'I had to believe I was going to be okay, that my daughter was the most important thing in my life and I'd be okay for her,' Olivia said. Pictured with her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi

Motivation: 'I had to believe I was going to be okay, that my daughter was the most important thing in my life and I'd be okay for her,' Olivia said. Pictured with her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi

Motivation: ‘I had to believe I was going to be okay, that my daughter was the most important thing in my life and I’d be okay for her,’ Olivia said. Pictured with her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi

The Olivia Newton-John foundation aims to help fellow cancer sufferers. 

A note on the website reads: ‘We will fund the discovery of kinder therapies and advocate for more effective ways to prevent, treat and cure all cancers.’

Olivia is battling stage-four metastatic breast cancer.

In January, the Australian icon gave fans a health update and revealed that her tumours had shrunk in size.

Health battle: Olivia is battling stage-four metastatic breast cancer. In January, the actress and singer gave fans a health update and revealed that her tumours had shrunk in size

Health battle: Olivia is battling stage-four metastatic breast cancer. In January, the actress and singer gave fans a health update and revealed that her tumours had shrunk in size

Health battle: Olivia is battling stage-four metastatic breast cancer. In January, the actress and singer gave fans a health update and revealed that her tumours had shrunk in size

She told The Sunday Telegraph that using medicinal cannabis and natural remedies in addition to conventional medicine had improved her health.

‘My tumours are receding or they’re going away or they’re staying the same, on a Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer — that’s pretty amazing,’ she said.

‘If I hadn’t had the experience I’m having with cannabis I wouldn’t be able to talk about it.’ 

Olivia, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and twice before in 1992 and 2013, has spent years lobbying the Australian government to approve the use of medicinal cannabis for cancer patients. 

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The Bachelor’s Laura Byrne reflects on juggling motherhood with her business

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Laura Byrne is no stranger to juggling motherhood with family life, as she balances a jewellery business and popular podcast with raising her one-year-old daughter, Marlie-Mae.

And the 31-year-old, who is pregnant with her second child, has dispelled the societal expectation that women can ‘have it all’ in their personal and professional lives.

The fiancée of 2017 Bachelor Matty Johnson revealed on her Life Uncut podcast: ‘I strongly feel now, after juggling the last year of my life, that you can have it all – but you can’t have it all at the same time.’

'You can have it all, but you can't have it all at the same time': The Bachelor's Laura Byrne has dispelled the societal expectation that women can 'have it all' in their personal and professional lives

'You can have it all, but you can't have it all at the same time': The Bachelor's Laura Byrne has dispelled the societal expectation that women can 'have it all' in their personal and professional lives

‘You can have it all, but you can’t have it all at the same time’: The Bachelor’s Laura Byrne, who is pregnant with her second child, has dispelled the societal expectation that women can ‘have it all’ in their personal and professional lives

‘There has to be something that gives,’ she added. ‘And for me, work has been something that I’ve really struggled with over the last year.’

The reality star explained that despite running her Sydney jewellery store, ToniMay, and recording a regular podcast, she has prioritised her daughter for the past year.

As a result, her relationship with Matty has sometimes suffered. 

'There has to be something that gives': Laura juggles motherhood with family life, balancing a jewellery business and popular podcast with raising her one-year-old daughter, Marlie-Mae

'There has to be something that gives': Laura juggles motherhood with family life, balancing a jewellery business and popular podcast with raising her one-year-old daughter, Marlie-Mae

‘There has to be something that gives’: Laura juggles motherhood with family life, balancing a jewellery business and popular podcast with raising her one-year-old daughter, Marlie-Mae

Her number one: The reality star explained that despite running her Sydney jewellery store, ToniMay, and recording a regular podcast, she has prioritised her daughter for the past year

Her number one: The reality star explained that despite running her Sydney jewellery store, ToniMay, and recording a regular podcast, she has prioritised her daughter for the past year

Her number one: The reality star explained that despite running her Sydney jewellery store, ToniMay, and recording a regular podcast, she has prioritised her daughter for the past year

‘And sometimes I feel like my relationship is the thing that takes the back-burner from time to time because Matt use to be my absolute number one priority,’ she said.

Laura recalled that prior to starting a family, she and her fiancé would spend ‘every single second of free time together’.

‘Now there’s Matt, there’s work, there’s Marlie, there’s physically being pregnant,’ she added.

'Sometimes I feel like my relationship is the thing that takes the back-burner': As a result, her relationship with ex-Bachelor Matty Johnson (left) has sometimes suffered

'Sometimes I feel like my relationship is the thing that takes the back-burner': As a result, her relationship with ex-Bachelor Matty Johnson (left) has sometimes suffered

‘Sometimes I feel like my relationship is the thing that takes the back-burner’: As a result, her relationship with ex-Bachelor Matty Johnson (left) has sometimes suffered 

Tricky situation: Laura explained that women often pressure themselves to do everything in order to be seen as 'successful', and noted that it can result in feeling 'burnt out'

Tricky situation: Laura explained that women often pressure themselves to do everything in order to be seen as 'successful', and noted that it can result in feeling 'burnt out'

Tricky situation: Laura explained that women often pressure themselves to do everything in order to be seen as ‘successful’, and noted that it can result in feeling ‘burnt out’ 

Laura explained that women often pressure themselves to do everything in order to be seen as ‘successful’, and noted that it can result in feeling ‘burnt out’.

‘I just think that you don’t end up having it all, you end up doing it all,’ she observed.

‘And that’s not a place you want to necessarily be in either because you’re going to get f**king burnt out.’

'Halfway to number two': Laura's honest reflection comes after she and Matty revealed last month they were expecting their second child together

'Halfway to number two': Laura's honest reflection comes after she and Matty revealed last month they were expecting their second child together

‘Halfway to number two’: Laura’s honest reflection comes after she and Matty revealed last month they were expecting their second child together

Laura’s honest reflection comes after she and Matty revealed last month they were expecting their second child together. 

The couple met and fell in love on The Bachelor in 2017, and got engaged while on holiday in Fiji in April last year.

They welcomed their daughter, Marlie-Mae, in June 2019.

Their story: The couple met and fell in love on The Bachelor in 2017, and got engaged while on holiday in Fiji in April last year. They welcomed their daughter, Marlie-Mae, in June 2019

Their story: The couple met and fell in love on The Bachelor in 2017, and got engaged while on holiday in Fiji in April last year. They welcomed their daughter, Marlie-Mae, in June 2019

Their story: The couple met and fell in love on The Bachelor in 2017, and got engaged while on holiday in Fiji in April last year. They welcomed their daughter, Marlie-Mae, in June 2019 

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Ana de Armas rocks a black and red polka dot dress with a matching face mask

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Ana de Armas is putting her color coordination skills to work while heading back to the set of her Netflix movie Blonde.

The 32-year-old Cuban-born actress was spotted heading to her vehicle after a meeting in Los Angeles.

The actress recently revealed she started doing ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording) work for her new Netflix film Blonde. 

Ana steps out: Ana de Armas is putting her color coordination skills to work while heading back to the set of her Netflix movie Blonde

Ana steps out: Ana de Armas is putting her color coordination skills to work while heading back to the set of her Netflix movie Blonde

Ana steps out: Ana de Armas is putting her color coordination skills to work while heading back to the set of her Netflix movie Blonde

The Havana native was spotted wearing a black dress that fell below her knees with a slit up the leg and red polka dots.

She matched the dress with a black face mask covering her mouth and nose as she walked to her waiting vehicle.

She completed her look with a pair of black nearly knee-high boots, with a white watch on her right wrist and a black sweater wrapped around her waist.

Ana's look: The Havana native was spotted wearing a black dress that fell below her knees with a slit up the leg and red polka dots

Ana's look: The Havana native was spotted wearing a black dress that fell below her knees with a slit up the leg and red polka dots

Ana’s look: The Havana native was spotted wearing a black dress that fell below her knees with a slit up the leg and red polka dots

The actress portrays Norma Jeane, a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe, in Blonde, adapted from the Joyce Carol Oates novel.

The story portrays a ‘fictional chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe, with a cast that also includes Adrian Brody, Sara Paxton, Bobby Cannavale and more.

Andrew Dominik (Killing Them Softly) writes the adapted screenplay and directs the film, which is expected to debut on Netflix in 2021. 

Blonde: The actress portrays Norma Jeane, a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe, in Blonde, adapted from the Joyce Carol Oates novel

Blonde: The actress portrays Norma Jeane, a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe, in Blonde, adapted from the Joyce Carol Oates novel

Blonde: The actress portrays Norma Jeane, a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe, in Blonde, adapted from the Joyce Carol Oates novel

She also stars in Deep Water, which is currently in post-production and where she met her boyfriend, Ben Affleck. 

The actress will next be seen on the big screen in the new James Bond adventure No Time to Die, which she spoke about in her interview with Flaunt Magazine recently. 

‘It’s the biggest movie I’ve ever been a part of. It’s a very different approach in every sense, a big sense of responsibility too,’ she said.

Bond girl: The actress will next be seen on the big screen in the new James Bond adventure No Time to Die, which she spoke about in her interview with Flaunt Magazine recently

Bond girl: The actress will next be seen on the big screen in the new James Bond adventure No Time to Die, which she spoke about in her interview with Flaunt Magazine recently

Bond girl: The actress will next be seen on the big screen in the new James Bond adventure No Time to Die, which she spoke about in her interview with Flaunt Magazine recently

The new 007 movie reunites her with Daniel Craig, who she starred alongside in Knives Out and returns for his fifth turn as the British spy.

‘I was very glad [he was there] with all the nerves and pressure of going to shoot the film,’ she added.

‘It’s always very strange on the first day of a movie when you get there and it’s all new. [With Bond] there is a crew who have been making Bond movies before, so they all know each other—suddenly I am the new one!’ she added.

Bond girl: The new 007 movie reunites her with Daniel Craig, who she starred alongside in Knives Out and returns for his fifth turn as the British spy

Bond girl: The new 007 movie reunites her with Daniel Craig, who she starred alongside in Knives Out and returns for his fifth turn as the British spy

Bond girl: The new 007 movie reunites her with Daniel Craig, who she starred alongside in Knives Out and returns for his fifth turn as the British spy

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Nadia Bartel throws her support behind controversial #RespectMyBeauty social media campaign

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Former WAG Nadia Bartel has thrown her support behind a social media campaign which is against regulations requiring masks to be worn at the beauty therapist. 

Nadia, 35, who is a beauty influencer, shared a post which slammed Third Step restrictions forcing mandatory mask-wearing when the city’s salons reopen.   

Melbourne is currently under tough restrictions, with the post arguing any reopening date is ‘redundant’ unless they can work on customers without masks.

Taking a stand: Nadia Bartel, 34, (pictured) has thrown her support behind a social media campaign which is against regulations requiring masks to be worn at the beauty therapist

Taking a stand: Nadia Bartel, 34, (pictured) has thrown her support behind a social media campaign which is against regulations requiring masks to be worn at the beauty therapist

Taking a stand: Nadia Bartel, 34, (pictured) has thrown her support behind a social media campaign which is against regulations requiring masks to be worn at the beauty therapist

‘We don’t need a date to reopen, but a date to work, to treat, and financially rebuild,’ the post, which had premier Daniel Andrews tagged in it, stated in part. 

Currently, beauty therapists still aren’t operating in Melbourne, with barbers and hairdressers only allowed to re-open on Monday. 

The post went on to say that the beauty industry could not successfully rebuild if clinicians were required to wear masks. 

‘As long as you are required to wear a mask during your treatment, any future reopening date is redundant,’ they added.

In support: 'We don't need a date to reopen, but a date to work, to treat, and financially rebuild,' the post partly stated which had premier Daniel Andrews tagged in it

In support: 'We don't need a date to reopen, but a date to work, to treat, and financially rebuild,' the post partly stated which had premier Daniel Andrews tagged in it

In support: ‘We don’t need a date to reopen, but a date to work, to treat, and financially rebuild,’ the post partly stated which had premier Daniel Andrews tagged in it 

‘We cannot treat your skin or face with a mask on.’ 

The post went on to say that mandatory mask wearing needed to be placed on hold while customers were undergoing treatment. 

‘We need mandatory masks wearing to be safely on pause during your treatment time with us. We can be trusted with your safety.’   

It finished by saying brother and sister clinics in other states have shown they can operate at full capacity with clients masks removed with no covid cases. 

Influencer: Nadia (pictured) boasts a following of more than 600,000 people on Instagram

Influencer: Nadia (pictured) boasts a following of more than 600,000 people on Instagram

Influencer: Nadia (pictured) boasts a following of more than 600,000 people on Instagram

Nadia, who founded the fashion brand Henne, has almost 600,000 followers on Instagram. 

According to the Victorian government’s coronavirus website, Melbourne beauty salons will be allowed to reopen when Third Step restrictions are in place. 

‘They can only offer services where a mask can be worn for the duration of the service,’ the website states. 

Designer: Nadia is behind the fashion brand HENNE, which offers chic wardrobe staples

Designer: Nadia is behind the fashion brand HENNE, which offers chic wardrobe staples

Designer: Nadia is behind the fashion brand HENNE, which offers chic wardrobe staples 

A representative of Business Victoria told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday that Melbourne salons are looking to be reopened in November at this stage.  

The campaign is becoming viral on Instagram.

The hashtag has been used more than 1000 times with the post shared by salons based in Victoria and elsewhere around the country. 

Brood: Nadia was previously married to AFL player, Jimmy Bartel. The couple share two children: Aston, four, and Henley, two. (All pictured)

Brood: Nadia was previously married to AFL player, Jimmy Bartel. The couple share two children: Aston, four, and Henley, two. (All pictured)

Brood: Nadia was previously married to AFL player, Jimmy Bartel. The couple share two children: Aston, four, and Henley, two. (All pictured) 

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