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Olivia Newton-John taking medical marijuana

The legend has been taking cannabis to help her out in her cancer battle after her herbal medicine importer husband John Easterling introduced her to its pain-relieving qualities.

Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John. Picture: Instagrma/@therealonj

LONDON - Olivia Newton-John takes medical marijuana to ease her pain during her cancer battle.

The legend was diagnosed with breast cancer in May - 25 years after recovering from the life-threatening illness - and she has been taking cannabis to help her out after her herbal medicine importer husband John Easterling introduced her to its pain-relieving qualities.

She said: "I take a lot of natural herbs and healing remedies and also medicinal cannabis that's helped me a lot. Initially. I had a lot of pain. I don't have pain now. I'm so lucky. I'm married to an amazing man who is a plant medicine expert."

Newton-John will be spending Christmas with Easterling and her daughter Chloe, and she is hoping the 31-year-old singer will tie the knot to her fiance James Driskill next year.

Speaking on The Today Show, she added: "I think next year they will get married. I hope they will. If they don't, that's fine and whatever they want. But I think they might do it."

In September, Newton-John insisted she didn't want to be a cancer "statistic", refusing to research the numbers who have died from the disease after being diagnosed a second time.

She said: "I think that can be really depressing, and I'm not going to be one of those statistics. I'm going to be fine. I think you can live with cancer like you can live with other things if you take care of yourself.

"I think it taught me I'm stronger than I thought I was. Because even though you have a team around you and people are helping you, really in the end, it's up to you. Believe you can do it and to go through it."

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