Grease's Didi Conn reveals Olivia Newton-John is 'doing beautifully well' as she battles cancer for the third time

Didi Conn has said her Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John is 'doing beautifully well' following her most recent cancer battle.

Olivia, 70, was diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer in 2017 and spoke about her battle with the illness on a recent episode of 60 Minutes Australia. 

Appearing on Monday's episode of This Morning, Didi, 68, who played Frenchie in the iconic 1978 film, said: 'The best news I heard is that Olivia Newton John is doing beautifully well. Her spirit shines. I just love her.'

Friends: Didi Conn, 68, has said her Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John, 70, is 'doing beautifully well' following her most recent cancer battle (pictured in 1998)

Friends: Didi Conn, 68, has said her Grease co-star Olivia Newton-John, 70, is 'doing beautifully well' following her most recent cancer battle (pictured in 1998) 

Olivia has discussed her use of medical marijuana in order to fight the disease which her husband John Easterling has been helping her with. 

Didi said: 'Her husband is this miracle maker of growing different herbs and cannabis is really working for her for pain.'

Olivia, who battled cancer in 1992 and 2013, previously explained how she weaned herself off morphine by using cannabis grown by her husband.

'I weaned myself off morphine with cannabis, which I want everyone to know,' she said.

Diagnosis: Olivia, who battled cancer in 1992 and 2013, previously explained how she weaned herself off morphine by using cannabis grown by her husband (pictured in January 2018)

Diagnosis: Olivia, who battled cancer in 1992 and 2013, previously explained how she weaned herself off morphine by using cannabis grown by her husband (pictured in January 2018) 

Thrilled: Appearing on Monday's episode of This Morning, Didi said: 'The best news I heard is that Olivia Newton John is doing beautifully well. Her spirit shines. I just love her'

'I had a fractured sacrum at the time, too, and I was determined not to become addicted [to morphine]. Thankfully I was able to get off it.'

'When I started taking [cannabis] my pain level got so much less and [more] manageable. I was more mobile, I was sleeping. It took a lot of anxiety away,' she added. 

During her This Morning interview, Didi revealed that several other members of the cast have kept in touch since the film. 

She said: 'Oh yeah. In the movie we said, we’ll always be together and we made friends that have lasted forty years. It’s crazy.'

Co-stars: Olivia played the lead role of Sandy and Didi played Pink Lady Frenchie in the iconic 1978 film (pictured in 1978)

Co-stars: Olivia played the lead role of Sandy and Didi played Pink Lady Frenchie in the iconic 1978 film (pictured in 1978)

Memories: During her This Morning interview, Didi revealed that several of the other members of the cast have kept in touch since the film (pictured in 1978)

Memories: During her This Morning interview, Didi revealed that several of the other members of the cast have kept in touch since the film (pictured in 1978) 

She said: 'Oh yeah. In the movie we said, we’ll always be together and we made friends that have lasted forty years. It’s crazy'

She said: 'Oh yeah. In the movie we said, we’ll always be together and we made friends that have lasted forty years. It’s crazy'

TV: The actress appeared on last year's series of Dancing On Ice where she was partnered with Lukasz Rozycki (pictured with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby) 

Didi also admitted the cast would stay in character between takes on Grease which gave them license to get up to all sorts of antics.

'We all were a tad older than the characters we were playing. We got into the make-up chair and it gave us license to be as young and horny…' she said, laughing.  

The actress appeared on last year's series of Dancing On Ice where she was partnered with Lukasz Rozycki.

'Since Dancing On Ice, I can’t go anywhere. Grease is a phenomenon but everybody watches that show,' Didi said.

She said: 'Since Dancing On Ice, I can’t go anywhere. Grease is a phenomenon but everybody watches that show'

She said: 'Since Dancing On Ice, I can’t go anywhere. Grease is a phenomenon but everybody watches that show'

Grease's Didi Conn reveals Olivia Newton-John is 'doing beautifully well' as she battles cancer

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