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Olivia Newton-John, 70, left ‘hurt’ by false reports of her impending death

‘She was shocked by such negativity’: Olivia Newton-John, 70, left ‘hurt’ by false reports she ‘was clinging to life’ – as friends claim she ‘is responding to treatment better than expected’

She responded to false rumours of her impending death last week with a light-hearted Facebook video insisting she was ‘doing great’. 

But behind the scenes, the 70-year-old Grease star was reportedly hurt by the fabricated reports, which stemmed from U.S. publication The National Enquirer.

A source close to Olivia told Woman’s Day on Monday that the singer was ‘brought to tears by the negativity surrounding her illness’. 

‘She was shocked by such negativity’: Olivia Newton-John, 70, was left ‘hurt’ by false reports she ‘was clinging to life’, as friends claim she ‘is responding to treatment better than expected’

‘She has never been in denial about her illness, it’s deadly serious and not going away. But it can be held at a certain level and that’s what has been happening over the last few months,’ the insider claimed.

‘She is being treated by the best and is responding better than anyone could have hoped [for].’

The source added that the reports about Olivia’s failing health had taken an emotional toll on the actress.

‘All the talk is not just wrong but very hurtful and unfair,’ they claimed. ‘She was shocked to be faced with such negativity.’ 

Putting on a brave face: Olivia responded to false rumours of her impending death last week with a light-hearted Facebook video (pictured) insisting she was 'doing great'. However, behind the scenes she was reportedly deeply upset by the reports

Putting on a brave face: Olivia responded to false rumours of her impending death last week with a light-hearted Facebook video (pictured) insisting she was ‘doing great’. However, behind the scenes she was reportedly deeply upset by the reports

Last week, various false reports surfaced alleging that Olivia had ‘only weeks to live’.

An unnamed ‘insider’ told Radar Online: ‘Olivia’s bodily functions appear to be shutting down, but she refuses to let go until she makes it through [her daughter] Chloe’s wedding day.’

This was followed by a similar report from Australian entertainment website Now to Love, which claimed she had a ‘prognosis [of] weeks not months’ to live.

Olivia’s niece, Tottie Goldsmith, later hit back at the rumours, insisting that her aunt was ‘in really good health’. 

Fake news! Last week, various false reports surfaced alleging that Olivia had 'only weeks to live'. Pictured on September 16, 2018 in Melbourne

Fake news! Last week, various false reports surfaced alleging that Olivia had ‘only weeks to live’. Pictured on September 16, 2018 in Melbourne

Her manager Michael Caprio also said that articles about his client’s death were ‘hilarious’, adding: ‘You might want to get better sources versus reading tabloids’.

Olivia herself addressed the rumours in a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday.

‘I just want to say that the rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated!’ she said, looking in happy spirits while speaking from her family home.

‘I am doing great!’ she added. ‘I want to wish you all the happiest and healthiest 2019 that is possible. Thank you all for your incredible love and support.’

Olivia, who is battling cancer for a third time, is being treated with radiation therapy and natural remedies including cannabis oil. 

Lies: An unnamed 'insider' told Radar Online: 'Olivia's bodily functions appear to be shutting down, but she refuses to let go until she makes it through [her daughter] Chloe's wedding day'. Pictured: Olivia with her daughter Chloe Lattanzi on April 1, 2016 in Los Angeles

Lies: An unnamed ‘insider’ told Radar Online: ‘Olivia’s bodily functions appear to be shutting down, but she refuses to let go until she makes it through [her daughter] Chloe’s wedding day’. Pictured: Olivia with her daughter Chloe Lattanzi on April 1, 2016 in Los Angeles

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