In January 2021, Olivia released a single called “Window In The Wall,” with her daughter Chloe. The mother-daughter duet aimed to reinforce women’s power in creating a loving, more empathetic world. Olivia also partnered with Wave Music Publishing that year to remaster some of her work for future releases.
As part of the project, she released an extended Deluxe album in October 2021 to mark the 40th anniversary of “Physical.”
Recuperation And New Medication
Olivia’s health took precedence throughout 2019 as she focused on recovery and becoming stronger. The singer was on medication for a while to manage her pain. Olivia ultimately chose to forgo prescription medication for the healing properties of other legal substances instead.
Olivia managed her cancer diagnosis with medicinal herbs and immunity-building supplements. She was in good hands, thanks to her husband John - a plant medicine expert with decades of experience in the field.
“Grease” Turns 40
Health complications notwithstanding, Olivia was seemingly in high spirits. In 2018, she celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Grease” with long-time friend John Travolta. The iconic duo got together again to perform several Grease hits.
In January, they presented John Farrar with the Outstanding Achievement In The Arts award at the G’Day USA gala. Farrar had been Olivia’s producer for eons – the force behind some of her best hits, which included a Grammy in 1974.
The Olivia Newton-John Foundation
Even during 2020 and 2021, Olivia continued making music and advocating the health benefits of plant-based medicines. In 2020, Olivia and her husband established the Olivia Newton-John Foundation.
The foundation envisioned creating a world beyond cancer, with kinder ways to prevent, treat, and cure all cancer types. Olivia was committed to holistic care - not just for patients but also for families and caregivers.
Olivia Newton-John Passes Away
On August 8, 2022, the beloved pop star died peacefully at her California home. She was 73. Olivia brought light and meaning to many people’s lives, as evidenced by the flood of tributes from fans and friends alike. She taught the world to be hopelessly devoted to love. She reminded us of the warmth of summer days.
Olivia soldiered on bravely, even when her health rapidly declined. Thousands struggling with cancer found hope through her efforts. Above all, her music healed and touched people across geographies. May she rest in power.