Suzanne Somers described how Olivia Newton-John taught her not to be afraid after she was diagnosed with cancer in a powerful interview conducted just over a year before her death at age 76. 

Both Suzanne and Newton-John faced mega fame and were breast cancer fighters, which they bonded over.

The Grease star tragically lost her battle with the disease last year, while Somers died following a lengthy battle with breast cancer just one day before her 77th birthday. 

Speaking with DailyMail.com exclusively following Olivia’s death last year, Somers described what it was like to have the Australian mega star as her friend.

‘Everyone would want an Olivia Newton-John in their life,’ Suzanne began, noting she met Olivia at one of the singer’s birthday parties.

Suzanne Somers described how Olivia Newton-John taught her not to be afraid after she was diagnosed with cancer in a powerful interview conducted just over a year before her death at age 76

Suzanne Somers described how Olivia Newton-John taught her not to be afraid after she was diagnosed with cancer in a powerful interview conducted just over a year before her death at age 76

Suzanne Somers described how Olivia Newton-John taught her not to be afraid after she was diagnosed with cancer in a powerful interview conducted just over a year before her death at age 76 

‘Olivia taught me not to be afraid when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.’

Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992. 

Suzanne was impressed with how down-to-earth the Have You Ever Been Mellow singer was.

‘Olivia was exactly what you would expect. She was kind and sweet. I never heard her say a bad word about anyone,’ The Three’s Company star told DailyMail.com.

And she felt like Newton-John was like a ‘sister’ after they had a shared struggle.   

‘There is a sisterhood that grows larger every year. It’s a sisterhood you never want to join but when allowed entry you find great comfort with other “sisters,”‘ said the Step By Step actress.

‘Olivia provided great comfort for me when diagnosed 25 years ago. Her fight was my fight, as she won, I won. 

‘She taught all of us so much through her bravery and “never give up” philosophy. We got strength through Olivia and her example of life.

‘As a 70’s icon she lived a full life. I loved her and will miss my “sister” forever.’  

Both Suzanne and Newton-John faced mega fame and were breast cancer fighters, which they bonded over. The Grease star tragically lost her battle with cancer last year.

Both Suzanne and Newton-John faced mega fame and were breast cancer fighters, which they bonded over. The Grease star tragically lost her battle with cancer last year.

Both Suzanne and Newton-John faced mega fame and were breast cancer fighters, which they bonded over. The Grease star tragically lost her battle with cancer last year.

Both Suzanne and Newton-John faced mega fame and were breast cancer fighters, which they bonded over. The Grease star tragically lost her battle with cancer last year.

Both Suzanne and Newton-John faced mega fame and were breast cancer fighters, which they bonded over. The Grease star tragically lost her battle with cancer last year. 

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