Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi makes tearful confession on Sunrise

Publish Date
Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 8:40AM
Photo / Bang! Showbiz

Photo / Bang! Showbiz

Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi has given a tearful update just over a year since her mother died.

The 37-year-old singer and actress appeared on Australian breakfast show Sunrise, to promote the upcoming 10th annual Olivia’s Walk for Wellness, which raises funds for wellness programmes that reduce the side effects of cancer treatment and help people with cancer to thrive.

While speaking to the TV host, she broke down in tears explaining how her mother’s death is “still raw”.

Grease actress Newton-John, who died in August last year aged 73 after a five-year battle with breast cancer, was a huge supporter of the event, and it is now walked in her legacy.

Speaking on Sunrise, Lattanzi, who will take part in the walk in Melbourne on Sunday, October 8, said: “I’m sorry, it’s still raw for me. People I don’t even know have lifted me up and I have been able to engage with people going through cancer.

“It’s an honour to continue the Walk for Wellness. There isn’t a greater purpose in life than to give to others and when I went through my mental illness I focused on connecting with people who were going through similar pain.”

Lattanzi admitted her mother, too, was open about helping others, even when her cancer battle was at its “hardest” stage.

She added: “Even when she was at the hardest part of the battle she was still making it about others.

“The outpouring of people’s love is tangible.”

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In August, Lattanzi told how she had been suffering from “extreme memory loss” since her mother’s death.

Speaking on an Instagram Reel, she said: “Since my mom’s passing and the year and a half with her going through cancer, I have not been okay.

“I’ve had extreme memory loss, I’ve had difficulty getting out of bed. I’ve stuck to my commitments but I have been neglecting myself.”

Lattanzi admitted she was keen to follow her late mum’s wellness advice by taking better care of herself.

She added: “One of my mom’s biggest messages was ‘take care of you. If you don’t take care of you, you cannot give your full capacity of love, wisdom, kindness and power to everyone else’.”

- Written by Bang! Showbiz and republished here with permission

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