Hugh Jackman sends emotional video message to Olivia Newton-John after she spoke about her battle with cancer
The Greatest Showman star, Hugh Jackman, took a moment during one of his recent tour stops to give a shout-out to Grease alum, Olivia Newton-John.
This came after Newton-John opened up about her battle with cancer in an interview with 60 Minutes.
Watch Jackman's emotional tribute below:
While performing The Man, The Music, The Show tour at Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena, the actor paid tribute to the actress with the help of the audience. "Hi Olivia, it's Hugh, with 15,000 of your closest friends and family," he said as he filmed himself on stage, before later sharing the footage to Twitter and Instagram.
Addressing the 70-year-old directly, he continued "Listen, you are the most amazing person, the most amazing mum, the most amazing ambassador, singer and dancer. We love you, Olivia." His speech was greeted with rapturous applause from the audience.
In the caption of his Instagram and Twitter clips, Jackman wrote "You are the most incredible.... !! We love you. HJ, Debs and 15 thousand of your closest friends."
Newton-John has been battling breast cancer since 1992. Back in 2018, she was secretly admitted to her own facility, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Australia, after she suffered a tumour that fractured her pelvis.
And during this weekend's segment of 60 Minutes, the actress and her daughter Chloe Lattanzi spoke openly about the impact her breast cancer has had on her and her family.
The Grease star was cured of the disease back in 1992, and once again in 2013. In 2017, however, she was diagnosed with her third bout of cancer, but she asserted in the interview that she refuses to view it as a demon she must fight.
"It's something that I'm living with, but I don't see it that way. It's a choice. Everything's a choice," she told the host. "I see it as something in my body that I'm getting rid of. I don't talk about a battle or a war. I let it go and tell it to leave and talk to my body and tell it to heal itself."
She also said that while doctors haven't told her how long her current life expectancy is, she wouldn't have let it affect her anyway.