Olivia Newton-John says she's using cannabis to treat the pain caused by her stage four breast cancer, following her devastating diagnosis.
The English-born, Australian-raised star said that although she had used the drug recreationally a few times as a young adult, she was nervous about taking it at first.
But, she tells People magazine: 'I decided I would use everything I could to get stronger.'
Trying anything: Olivia Newton-John says she uses cannabis to treat her stage 4 breast cancer... and her husband grows it at home; she is seen in January 2018
Now, says Olivia, 70, she takes the drug every morning, and at regular intervals throughout the day, and is seeing the benefits.
'My husband hands me all these herbs every morning and makes me a green algae drink,' she says.
'He grows the plants and makes them into liquid for me. I take drops maybe four to five times a day.'
Olivia is married to natural health entrepreneur John Easterling, 66, and they live at a ranch in Southern California, where cannabis is legal for both medicinal and recreational use.
Support: Olivia is married to natural health entrepreneur John Easterling, 66, and they live at a ranch in Southern California, where cannabis is legal for both medicinal and recreational use; the two are seen together in 2008
Along with her cancer battle, the Grease star is also recovering from a pelvis fracture after her cancer spread to her bones and damaged her sacrum.
A few months after her fracture, it was being reported in January that the Xanadu star had taken a turn for the worst and had 'days to live'.
A representative for the eighties icon immediately spoke out regarding the rumors calling them 'ridiculous' and 'crap.'
Following her rep's comments, Olivia took to Facebook with a video showing that she was alive and well.
Survivor: The star is currently on her third battle with cancer after being previously diagnosed with the disease in 2013 and 2017; she is seen back in 1971 as a young star
'I just want to say that the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated,' she exclaimed in the video.
At the time, the source who spoke out claimed that her body was shutting down and she was barely holding on.
The Physical crooner is currently promoting the American-version of her memoir Don't Stop Believin' which will hit shelves on March 12.
In the book she shares details of her most recent struggle with cancer, which is the third time she has battled the disease.
In May 2017, Olivia was diagnosed with breast cancer for the third time, more than 20 years after her first diagnosis.
She also secretly battled breast cancer for a second time back in 2013.
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