There are many people who believe that the dead never really leave us and that the influence our loved ones exert on us does not stop when they stop breathing.
We often hear stories about the bad kind of ghosts: ghosts and knock ghosts that are in shielded places and that scare and disturb the living. But there are as many stories as believers in the supernatural of benevolent spirits.
One person who believes only too well in this phenomenon is the Australian-English actress and performer Olivia Newton-John.
Olivia is best known for her leading role in musicals Grease and Xanadu, and for her great singing voice. But according to her own account, she is not fully responsible for her own success. Instead, she credits the spirits of two deceased friends of celebrities to keep her the same, and the 70-year-old has even gone so far as to claim that the spirits of her dead friends ‘float’ around her and that their presence .
In her new book, titled Do not Stop Believin, Newton-John states that Karen Carpenter and John Denver, who died in 1983 and 1997 respectively, are always on stage with her when she performs. She also states that she feels the presence of the daughter of a friend who died as a child.
For example, in a memorable passage, Newton-John writes:
“She has been with me ever since, along with my parents, sister and other close friends, such as Karen Carpenter and John Denver. I often feel that they float around me when I perform. Who I ask for support me before every show and they keep me strong. They are gone, but their love never dies. “
Olivia has also opened up about her recent fight against cancer. She was first diagnosed with the disease in 1992, which led to her becoming an advocate for breast cancer research and product spokesperson for the Liv-Kit, a breast self-examination product. She unfortunately mourned back in 2013 after finding a lump in her chest, and again in 2017.
When she discussed her diagnosis in a recent interview with the Australian news and current affairs program “Sunday Night,” Newton-John stated:
“I am one of the millions in this fight … I see it as part of my mission.” There are people who do much worse than me. “I am a very privileged person and I am very aware of that. I live in this beautiful place, I have a wonderful husband … I have an incredible career, I have nothing to complain about.”
“The first time I spoke about it. The second time I thought: I don’t really have to share this, I don’t have to share it with people, it’s my life.” I decided to keep it to myself. “