On July 13, John Travolta announced in a heartbreaking message the death of his wife, Kelly Preston, after “a two-year battle against breast cancer”. Many personalities reacted to this sad news, showing their support for the actor and his family. Among them, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta’s partner in the “Grease” cult and friend of the actor, said on Instagram: “Kelly Preston was a radiant, warm and kind spirit (…) heartbroken for John, Ella and Ben “. This Wednesday, the interpreter of Sandy Olsen spoke again on the death of Kelly Preston as well as on the latter’s fight against breast cancer. A battle that the actress knows well since she herself has been confronted on several occasions.
“Losing your mother or his wife is an incredibly difficult thing, but it’s a private ordeal and I respect that”, says Olivia Newton-John before adding, concerning her relationship with John Travolta: “We don’t all talk to each other the days but we are in touch and I send my love and support to her whenever I can “.
Olivia Newton-John: her first breast cancer diagnosed in 1992
The 72-year-old actress has also been confronted with breast cancer – three times since 1992 – but unlike Kelly Preston who managed to keep her fight private, Olivia Newton-John was forced to go public for it. get ahead of the tabloid press. Today, she explains that she feels strong, determined and devoted to others. Very involved in charitable activities, she helped establish the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center in 2008 in Melbourne. And, in a video posted Oct. 6 on Instagram, she announces the launch of her own eponymous foundation, which aims to find new ways of treating cancer that are gentler on the body. “After 28 years of fighting cancer, of surgery, of chemotherapy and of radiation therapy, I have always dreamed that we could find more effective ways of treating cancer,” she said.
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John © © Capital Pictures / KCS