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Olivia Newton-John's final performance: Singer performed at charity gig two years before her death


Olivia Newton-John’s final performance: Selfless Aussie singer performed at charity concert to raise money for the bushfire relief amid her cancer battle

Olivia Newton-John did not let her grave illness stop what would be her final performance in Australia.

The international superstar appeared before thousands of fans at Sydney’s Accor Stadium for the Fire Fight Australia concert in February in 2020, two years before her death at the age 73.

Newton-John, who shot to international stardom thanks to her role as Sandy in the 1978 movie Grease, died on Monday morning surrounded by family at her home in Southern California following a long battle with breast cancer. 

Olivia bravely took to the stage to sing a duet with John Farham as she fought cancer which had spread to the base of her spine.

Olivia Newton-John performed at the Fire Fight Australia charity event amid her breast cancer battle two years before her death. Pictured: John Farham (L) and Olivia (R) at the event

Olivia Newton-John performed at the Fire Fight Australia charity event amid her breast cancer battle two years before her death. Pictured: John Farham (L) and Olivia (R) at the event

She belted out Two Strong Hearts with John during the 10-hour charity event which raised $9.5million in the wake of the deadly Black Summer Bushfires of 2019-2020. 

Olivia looked radiant as she emerged on-stage in a kimono by Aussie designer Camilla Franks.

Later, the Xanadu star was joined by Queen’s Adam Lambert to sing John Farham’s 1986 megahit, You’re the Voice.

She belted out Two Strong Hearts with John during the 10-hour charity event that raised $9.5million in the wake of the deadly Black Summer Bushfires of 2019-2020

She belted out Two Strong Hearts with John during the 10-hour charity event that raised $9.5million in the wake of the deadly Black Summer Bushfires of 2019-2020 

Hosted by comedian Celeste Barber, the event featured other artists including 5 Seconds of Summer, Michael Buble, Alice Cooper, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Illy, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods and k.d. lang.

Olivia’s husband John Easterling announced the news of the Aussie icon’s death on Monday morning.

He revealed the actress and singer’s final request was for donations to be made to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund in lieu of flowers. 

Hosted by comedian Celeste Barber, the event featured other artists including 5 Seconds of Summer, Michael Buble, Alice Cooper, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Illy, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods and k.d. lang

Hosted by comedian Celeste Barber, the event featured other artists including 5 Seconds of Summer, Michael Buble, Alice Cooper, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Illy, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods and k.d. lang 

Olivia’s battle with breast cancer first began in 1992 when she was just 44 years old. 

She was very open about her diagnosis and treatment, which famously included the use of medical marijuana. 

Her cancer returned in 2013 and again in 2017.

Despite the cruel toll the disease was making her life – including crippling her for a period – Olivia kept performing, including touring the US in 2018.

Olivia's battle with breast cancer first began in 1992 when she was just 44 years old. Her cancer returned in 2013 and again in 2017. Olivia passed away peacefully at her home in Southern Californian ranch this morning

Olivia’s battle with breast cancer first began in 1992 when she was just 44 years old. Her cancer returned in 2013 and again in 2017. Olivia passed away peacefully at her home in Southern Californian ranch this morning

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