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EntertainmentOlivia Newton-John urges Alex Trebek to 'stay focused' during cancer treatment

20:00  12 march  2019
20:00  12 march  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Olivia Newton - John is sending Alex Trebek words of encouragement following his recent stage 4 pancreatic "'Don't read the statistics and stay focused and see how you can heal yourself.'" Newton - John revealed last September during the Australian news program Sunday Night that she

Olivia Newton - John gives advice to Alex Trebek after his cancer diagnosis: ' Stay focused '. After Alex Trebek announced last week he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer , Olivia Newton - John offered some words of encouragement.

Olivia Newton-John urges Alex Trebek to 'stay focused' during cancer treatment © FoxNews.com 'Jeopardy!' host announced diagnosis saying he's 'going to fight this and keep working.'

Alex Trebek has yet another star in his corner during his battle with pancreatic cancer: Olivia Newton-John.

The "Grease" star, who's currently fighting cancer for the third time, had kind words of advice for the longtime "Jeopardy!" host.

"I sent him a message saying, 'I know you can get through this,' and, 'Don't listen to stage four and all of [that].Don't read the statistics and stay focused and see how you can heal yourself,'" Newton-John, 70, told Entertainment Tonight on Monday.

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Olivia Newton - John has reached out to Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek following his announcement earlier this month that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer , Entertainment Tonight reported. The 70-year-old, who is going through her own battle with breast cancer for the third time

Olivia Newton - John is no stranger to fighting against the odds, having been diagnosed with breast cancer three times in her In an interview with ET, Newton - John shared what she told Trebek upon hearing the news. "'Don't read the statistics and stay focused and see how you can heal yourself.'"

"That helps. Sense of humor is vital," she added of the beloved TV personality. "He has a great attitude and a great sense of humor about it and I'm sure he'll do very well."

Trebek, 78, revealed last week that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

"Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working," he said. "And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease."

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"Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host 'Jeopardy!' for three more years!" he added. "So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done. Thank you."

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Alex Trebek announces cancer diagnosis LOS ANGELES, Canada - Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. The Sudbury, Ont.-born game-show host announced the news in a video posted on the "Jeopardy!" 

As she battles cancer for the third time, Newton - John reveals she reached out to Trebek — who If anyone can understand what Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is going through right now, it’s Olivia She said she also told Trebek , “‘Don’t read the statistics and stay focused and see how you can heal

Olivia Newton - John , who has cancer for the third time, says she contacted Alex Trebek after the "Jeopardy!" host announced he was Olivia Newton - John shares what she told Alex Trebek after his cancer diagnosis. "'Don't read the statistics and stay focused and see how you can heal yourself.'"

Newton-John beat breast cancer in 1992, but the disease returned in May 2017 in the former of a tumor on her shoulder. In September 2018, she revealed she had a tumor on her lower spine, which made it difficult for her to walk — a skill she had to secretly re-learn in the hospital, Newton-John said.

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“Nobody knew I was there, so I was undercover boss in the hospital — on purpose,” the "Physical" singer told Entertainment Tonight. “I didn’t want people to know because I didn’t want it to be out there in the public that I was in the hospital. I was learning how to walk again. I was using a walker, so I’d wear a beanie and glasses and masks, so no one would know who I was.”

Newton-John has been using her husband's homegrown marijuana to help cope with the pain of her disease and its treatment.

Fox News' Elizabeth Zwirz contributed to this report.

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As part of her latest cancer treatment , singer Olivia Newton - John played undercover boss at the research center bearing her name, saying that it's her dream to eradicate cancer in her lifetime. (March 15) AP.

Alex Trebek 's announcement highlights a disease that affects more than 50,000 people every year, according to the American Cancer Society. Long-time “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek gave an update on his health Wednesday as he undergoes treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer .

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