Olivia Newton-John criticises death bed rumors

Latest 03/05/2019

Iconic Australian actress and singer Olivia Newton-John says it was a "strange feeling" to read she was on her deathbed late last year.

An insider allegedly told RadarOnline in December that the Grease star was dying of cancer and had "weeks, not months" to live.

Her manager denied the claim several hours later while her niece, Tottie Goldsmith, dismissed it as a "sick" and "distressing" rumour.

Newton-John told Australian broadcaster Nine's Today show on Monday she was doing "really well".

"I just had some tests done and I'm doing great."

The 70-year-old said she had to make light of the rumours.

"It's a very strange feeling to read that you're dead and almost impossible actually," she told the Today show.

Newton-John revealed her third bout of cancer in 2017 after being diagnosed twice before.