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Olivia Newton-John planning to cut back on touring
Feb. 8, 2013, 8:41 AM EST
Olivia Newton-John is planning to scale down her performing schedule to
devote more time to a cancer facility in her native Australia.
The singer, a breast cancer survivor, helped launch the multi-million-dollar
Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital in
Melbourne last year.
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"We've been working on it a long time, it's been a 10-year vision and nine
years fundraising, and we're just delighted (it is opening)," she
said. Newton-John has been playing shows in recent months and is scheduled
to perform concerts in the U.K. beginning in March, but she has now revealed she
wants to take time out of touring to focus on the cancer facility.
"The British tour is the last leg -- I did a 35-city tour in America and went
to Asia," she told the Daily Express. "Then I'm going to slow down on touring.
I'm not sure if I will do any more, maybe do a Vegas thing because it is more in
one place. I'll see. It will definitely be the last tour for a while and maybe
always. Now I want to concentrate on the hospital."