The Grease star, Olivia Newton-John, knows firsthand what it feels to be diagnosed with cancer. When the Jeopardy host Alex Trebek revealed his cancer diagnosis, Olivia sent to him a very touching message to inspire Alex to never lose hope.
A life-changing diagnosis
Last week, Alex Trebek revealed he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The beloved Jeopardy host announced the news to his fans via an emotional video, saying:
I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working.
An inspiring message from Olivia
In an interview with ET on Monday, Olivia opened up on what she told Alex after she found out about his disease.
The actress said she wanted to inspire Alex to stay in high spirits and never lose hope amid his cancer battle.
Her message to Alex was:
I know you can get through this. Don't listen to stage four and all of that. Don't read the statistics and stay focused and see how you can heal yourself.
Olivia knows what she’s talking about. The actress has been diagnosed with breast cancer three times. At the beginning of 2019, the Grease star revealed in an interview with Sunday Night that her cancer returned last year but she believes she can go through this one more time.
Both Olivia and Alex are persons of incredible inner strength. We truly believe they can defeat the disease and will keep praying for their recovery.