Grease star Olivia Newton-John is postponing her residency in Las Vegas to help her sister, Rona, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, RumorFix has confirmed.
The Australian sweetheart tells RumorFix, “I recently received the very sad news that my beautiful sister, Rona Newton-John, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. In light of this news, I have decided to postpone my forthcoming Las Vegas residency to spend time with her and our family.”
Olivia has signed a deal with the Flamingo Hotel to alternate dates with Donny and Marie Osmond, but she’s putting her family first.
“As a cancer ‘thriver’ myself, as many people are, I am very aware of the importance of love, support and family during this journey she is about to begin. I want to thank everyone in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time,” her statement to RumorFix says.
The 64-year-old star, who is a breast cancer survivor, has been cancer free since undergoing treatment and having a mastectomy.