Olivia Newton John urges fans to be wary of CBD scam artists!
Olivia Newton John has taken to Instagram to warn her followers against scam artists.
After a company allegedly attempted to use her name to sell Cannabidiol (better known as CBD oil), the Grease star took to Instagram to urge fans not to buy into the scam.
"I am probably one of those people who is living beyond cancer, living beyond probably what people expected to happen," Olivia (pictured) said. ONJ Foundation
On Wednesday morning, Olivia’s management wrote: “FRAUD ALERT!!!! It has come to our attention that there is a company online (WomenClothingBeauty.com) falsely promoting and selling a CBD oil they claim is “Olivia Newton-John’s CBD oil.”
The post goes on to allege that the product is "completely false and fraudulent” and advises fans to report the company spruiking the product.
“If you see them, or any other company claiming Olivia is promoting their product on your social media pages, please report them to the site you are on,” the message stated.
Although quick to deny any association with CBD products, Olivia has long endorsed the use of medicinal cannabis for cancer patients.
Olivia Newton John has shared an Instagram post (pictured), which warns fans to avoid scam artists. Instagram
As a breast cancer survivor herself, the 72-year-old actress has admitted to using medicinal cannabis that her husband John Easterling grows at their California home.
Earlier this year, during Breast Cancer Awareness month, Olivia launched the ONJ foundation to advocate for “kinder” treatments for cancer.
Speaking in a video introducing the foundation, the actress shared her story, saying: “I knew immediately something was wrong."
She continued: “I had a mammogram. The mammogram was benign and I had a needle biopsy that was also benign. I don’t say this to scare women, but you have to just trust your instincts.”
The star was originally diagnosed in 1992, 2013 and then again in 2017.
In 2019, Olivia (right) attended the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk and Research Run with her husband John (pictured next to her) and daughter Chloe (to the left of John). Getty
Fortunately, earlier this year, Olivia told Channel Nine’s Today Show she was “feeling great”. What's more, according to the actress, it’s because of the medicinal cannabis.
“If I hadn’t had the experience I’m having with cannabis, I wouldn’t be able to talk about it,” Olivia told The Sunday Telegraph.
The Xanadu star even went as far as to claim: “I have seen the incredible beauty of plants and their healing abilities.”
That said, despite advocating for kinder cancer treatments, particularly in Australia, Olivia claims she has no association with the CBD products mentioned in her Instagram post. Originally published here: https://www.newidea.com.au/olivia-newton-john-cbd-scam