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Olivia Newton-John planning to cut back on touring


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.

Bing: Newton-John launches cancer center

"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."

Feb 8, 2013 11:57AM
Olivia:  You are a beautiful, talented, intelligent person and I wish to thank you for not only sharing your talents with us but for also helping others by using your fame to give back to the world.  I truly think you are the most beautiful person (inside and out) who has ever lived and I wish other "celebrities" would take note.  You and one other person have been my idols for many years now and seeing the two of you together in a picture was amazing to me!
Feb 8, 2013 10:08AM
I am glad Olivia Newton-John has found a cause. For so long, due to tragedies beyond her control, she seemed to be without focus. This effort in her native Australia will give her a purpose and in helping others, she will find she also is healed and helped. I am glad for Olivia and have wanted to see this for some time, as I have been a fan now for over 40 years. Hope to catch one of her shows before she cuts back.
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