Olivia Newton-John Postpones Concert Dates After Breast-Cancer Diagnosis

Singer is “confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate her shows”

Sad news for Olivia Newton-John, and her fans.

“Physical” singer Newton-John announced Tuesday that she is postponing her concert dates for June, after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

A message posted to the singer’s Facebook account noted that the singer has put her U.S. and Canadian tour dates on hold.

“The back pain that initially caused her to postpone the first half of her concert tour, has turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum,” the statement read.

The announcement noted that the singer will undergo photon radiation therapy as well as natural wellness therapies, and “is confident she will be back later in the year, better than ever, to celebrate her shows.”

“I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists and the medical team at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” Newton-John said.

This is not the singer’s first bout with breast cancer. She first survived the illness in 1992.

Rescheduled tour dates will be posted on the singer’s website “in the coming weeks,” according to the announcement.

According to Newton-John’s website, she was scheduled to perform at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on Thursday.