Olivia Newton-John Resumes Tour: I’m Feeling Great

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Singer Olivia Newton-John shared a video to her fans on Facebook on August 18 with great news about her battle with cancer. “I’m feeling great and looking forward to seeing you soon,” she says. So great, in fact, that the beloved performer is set to return to the stage next week with more than two dozen North American concert dates scheduled for the rest of the year.

Newton-John had announced on May 30 that the back pain that caused her to postpone the first half of her earlier concert tour, had turned out to be a reoccurrence of breast cancer. The 68-year-old singer, actress, author and humanitarian is most known for her five #1 pop hits as well as her starring role in the movie musical Grease opposite John Travolta.

Newton-John, though born in England is a longtime Australian resident. She broke through with her 1974 #1 smash, “I Honestly Love You,” which earned the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, and followed it with four other chart-toppers: 1975’s “Have You Never Been Mellow,” her 1978 duet from Grease with John Travolta “You’re the One That I Want,” 1980’s “Magic” and 1981’s “Physical.”

In the August 18 video, Newton-John adds: “I’d like to express my gratitude to all of you who sent such kind and loving messages of support. Your prayers and well-wishes have truly helped me.”

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Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 and has been an advocate for breast cancer research as well as humanitarian causes. She has earned four Grammy Awards and sold more than 100 million records worldwide. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1981.

Olivia Newton-John 2017 Concert Dates (Tickets are available here and here)

Aug 24 – Evansville, IN – Victory Theatre
Aug 25 – Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theater
Aug 26 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater
Aug 27 – Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre
Sep 28 – Stafford, TX – Stafford Centre
Sep 29 – Hot Springs, AR – Oaklawn Racing & Gaming
Sep 30 – Wichita Falls, TX – Wichita Falls Memorial Auditorium
Oct 01 – Midland, TX – Wagner Notel PAC
Oct 06 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Casino
Oct 07 – Pala, CA – Pala Casino Spa Resort
Oct 08 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Resort
Oct 12 – Traverse City, MI – City Opera House*
Oct 13 – Midland, MI – Midland Center for the Arts*
Oct 14 – Glen Ellyn, IL – McAninch Arts Center*
Oct 15 – Danville, KY – Norton Center for the Arts*
Oct 17 – St. Catharines, ON – First Ontario PAC*
Oct 18 – Burlington, ON – Burlington PAC*
Oct 19 – Brampton, ON – Rose Theatre*
Oct 20 – Richmond Hill, ON – Richard Hill Centre for the Perf. Arts*
Oct 26 – Malibu, CA – Smothers Theatre*
Oct 27 – Lancaster, CA – Lancaster Theatre*
Nov 12 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Casino
Nov 13 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theater
Nov 18 – Tiffin, OH – Ritz Theatre
Nov 19 – Van Wert, OH – Niswonger PAC
Dec 08 – Brooks, CA – Cache Creek Casino
Dec 09 – Brooks, CA – Cache Creek Casino

* With Amy Sky and Beth Nielsen Chapman

Related: See where “Physical” ranks among 1982’s biggest hits

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