Olivia Newton-John's reps deny reports that she is dying of cancer

Olivia Newton-John‘s manager has spoken out after rumors swirled that the Australian singer and actress was close to dying.

An earlier report claimed that the 70-year-old’s health had rapidly deteriorated and that she was “clinging on to life” to see her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, get married early this year.

“Olivia’s bodily functions appear to be shutting down, but she refuses to let go until she makes it through Chloe’s wedding day,” a source allegedly told Radar Online

Newton-John’s manager, Michael Caprio, has dismissed the rumors as “hilarious.” 

“You might want to get better sources versus reading tabloids,” Caprio told Australian outlet News.com.au

“We have stated over and over again publicly she’s feeling better,” her social media manager, Randy Slovacek, told Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper. “People just seem to want to believe some dramatic turn.”

Newton-John was first diagnosed with cancer in the early 1990s. It was announced in May 2017 that the cancer had returned.

Last September she told Australian media that she had decided to treat the cancer with “modern” medicine and natural remedies, as well as eliminating sugar and taking cannabis oil for pain.

She said the treatment was going “really well” and that she was optimistic.

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ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 09: Olivia Newton-John performs at Cobb Energy Centre on April 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 23: Executive producer Al Bowman (L) and entertainer Olivia Newton-John, recipient of the Las Vegas Icon award, pose with her trophy during the inaugural Las Vegas F.A.M.E (Film, Art, Music and Entertainment) Awards presented by the Producers Choice Honors at the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip on March 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Actress / Singer Olivia Newton-John attends the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Olivia Newton-John performs at the Union Chapel on January 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Imelda Michalczyk/Redferns)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Hayley Orrantia, Olivia Newton-John, and Wendi McLendon-Covey appear onstage during the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 23: Entertainer Olivia Newton-John (L) and Singer Steve Real perform at a 'Turn Up the Pink' champagne brunch benefiting Making Strides Las Vegas to raise awareness and support for breast cancer research as part of the Hard Rock Cafe's Hard Rock Heals global charitable initiative at the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip on October 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: John Easterling and singer-songwriter Olivia Newton-John attend the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 23: Entertainer Olivia Newton-John attends 'Turn Up the Pink' champagne brunch benefiting Making Strides Las Vegas to raise awareness and support for breast cancer research as part of the Hard Rock Cafe's Hard Rock Heals global charitable initiative at the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas Strip on October 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0547 -- Pictured: Singer Olivia Newton-John with The Roots on October 4, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Anchors Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford with Olivia Newton-John on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 -- (Photo by: Heidi Gutman/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Singer-songwriter/actress Olivia Newton-John attends the 'Divorce' New York Premiere at SVA Theater on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Cynthia Nixon and Olivia Newton-John -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Olivia Newton-John -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Sarah Jessica Parker and Olivia Newton-John attend 'Divorce' New York Premiere on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Singer Olivia Newton-John attends The Build Series Presents Olivia Newton-John, Amy Sky And Beth Nielsen Chapman to discuss The New Project 'LIV ON' at AOL HQ on October 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Singers Olivia Newton-John and Melissa Etheridge visit the SiriusXM Studio on October 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Olivia Newton-John arrives for the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Bindi Irwin (L) and Olivia Newton-John arrive for the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 22: Olivia Newton-John appears in concert in the Arena at Trump Taj Mahal on April 22, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 23: Olivia Newton-John and Nevada Ballet Theatre's Future Dance students during Nevada Ballet Theater's 32nd Annual Black & White Ball honoring Olivia Newton-John at Wynn Las Vegas on January 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: Singer Olivia Newton-John and her daughter Chloe Lattanzi on the red carpet for the Premiere of Syfy's 'Dead 7' at Harmony Gold on April 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 23: Chippendsales dancers Ryan Stuart and James Davis pose for a photo with Leeza Gibbons (L) and Olivia Newton-John (2nd from R), at Nevada Ballet Theater's 32nd Annual Black & White Ball at Wynn Las Vegas on January 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 23: Entertainer Olivia Newton-John (R) and her husband, John Easterling, attend Nevada Ballet Theatre's 32nd annual Black & White Ball honoring her at Wynn Las Vegas on January 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2106' - The remaining nine celebrities returned to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars.' Special guest Olivia Newton-John joined the judges' desk to see how the couples re-created iconic dance routines from movies and music videos. One couple was eliminated at the end of the night based on the lowest combined judges' scores and viewer's votes from the 'Switch Up' and 'Most Memorable Year' performances. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 09: Singer Chloe Lattanzi (L) and her mother, singer/actress Olivia Newton-John celebrate the 35th anniversary of 'Xanadu' with the world premiere of their music video 'You Have to Believe' at Share Nightclub on August 9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 09: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) John Easterling, and his wife, singer/actress Olivia Newton-John, daughter, singer Chloe Lattanzi and her fiance James Driskill attend the celebration of the 35th anniversary of 'Xanadu' with the world premiere of their music video 'You Have to Believe' at Share Nightclub on August 9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 07: Entertainer Olivia Newton-John arrives at the 6th annual St. Baldrick's Foundation Head-Shaving Fundraiser at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on March 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: Entertainer Olivia Newton-John (L) and actress Didi Conn appear after they performed 'Summer Nights' together at Flamingo Las Vegas on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
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Speaking about cannabis oil, the Grease star said she was “lucky” to live in California.

“In California it’s legal to grow a certain amount of plants for your own medicinal purposes,” she said during an interview with Australia’s Sunday Night program. “So he [her husband] makes me tinctures. … They help with pain.

“My dream is that, in Australia soon, it will be available to all the cancer patients and people going through cancer that causes pain.”

Newton-John’s original diagnosis came in 1992, when she found a lump in her right breast. She underwent a partial mastectomy and six months of treatment that included herbal formulas, meditation and focus on her diet and fitness, before getting the all-clear.

She was diagnosed with cancer in her shoulder in 2013 after being involved in a minor car accident. The finding came just months her sister, Rona, died from brain cancer.

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