Olivia Newton-John opens up about cancer on 60 Minutes

She was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time in May this year, more than twenty years after her first diagnosis. 

And Olivia Newton-John has opened up about her health struggles in an emotional interview that is being touted by 60 Minutes as 'the interview of the year.'

In a preview clip of the interview that airs on Sunday, the 68-year-old iconic actress looked visibly strained while discussing her cancer diagnosis and the effect it has had on her family.

Emotional: Olivia Newton-John has opened up about her health struggles in an emotional interview that is being touted by 60 Minutes as 'the interview of the year'

Emotional: Olivia Newton-John has opened up about her health struggles in an emotional interview that is being touted by 60 Minutes as 'the interview of the year'

At one point, the softly spoken star was comforted by interviewer Karl Stefanovic, who also became emotional during the candid conversation.

'Of course it's scary, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't scary but I intend to be healthy,' she said.

Karl asked Olivia about how her 31-year-old daughter Chloe handled the news: 'How was it to tell Chloe, was she ok?' 

Difficult: In a preview clip of the interview that airs on Sunday, the 68-year-old iconic actress looked visibly strained while discussing her cancer diagnosis and the effect it has had on her family

Difficult: In a preview clip of the interview that airs on Sunday, the 68-year-old iconic actress looked visibly strained while discussing her cancer diagnosis and the effect it has had on her family

 Sympathetic: At one point, Karl Stefanovic sympathetically pointed out: 'You've had so many battles'

 Sympathetic: At one point, Karl Stefanovic sympathetically pointed out: 'You've had so many battles'

After a brief pause, a teary-eyed Olivia replied: 'Well that was, yeah that wasn't easy.'

In an attempt to look on the bright side, the Grease actress said: 'I've had and I'm having an amazing life, so... everyone goes through something.'

At one point, Karl sympathetically pointed out: 'You've had so many battles.'

Support: At one point, the softly spoken star was comforted by interviewer Karl Stefanovic, who also became emotional during the candid conversation

Support: At one point, the softly spoken star was comforted by interviewer Karl Stefanovic, who also became emotional during the candid conversation

A walk through nature: The pair were seen walking hand-in-hand while barefoot and surrounded by greenery

A walk through nature: The pair were seen walking hand-in-hand while barefoot and surrounded by greenery

But Olivia remained optimistic, saying: 'I'm doing ok.'

The pair were seen walking hand-in-hand while barefoot and surrounded by greenery, and Karl replied: 'Aren't you? you're doing great.'

In May, Olivia shared news of her cancer diagnosis with fans while announcing she had been forced to postpone her concert tour dates in Canada and the US.

Challenging: Karl asked Olivia about how her 31-year-old daughter Chloe (R) handled the news: 'How was it to tell Chloe, was she ok?' After a brief pause, a teary-eyed Olivia replied: 'Well that was, yeah that wasn't easy'

Challenging: Karl asked Olivia about how her 31-year-old daughter Chloe (R) handled the news: 'How was it to tell Chloe, was she ok?' After a brief pause, a teary-eyed Olivia replied: 'Well that was, yeah that wasn't easy'

The star was first treated for breast cancer in 1992, at the age of 43. She underwent a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and breast reconstruction.

The emotional 60 Minutes interview comes after Olivia spoke for the first time about the importance of medical marijuana in her treatment and why Australia needs to take California's lead.

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