John Travolta Speaks Out on His 'Incredible' Friend Olivia Newton-John's Cancer Diagnosis: 'We Love Her'

"Olivia has always been an incredible human being," Travolta tells PEOPLE exclusively about Newton-John, who's facing metastatic breast cancer

Twenty-five years after her initial diagnosis, Olivia Newton-John is facing cancer again. But she’s staying optimistic – and inspiring others. Subscribe now for the exclusive story — only in PEOPLE.

Danny and Sandy, through thick and thin.

One week after Olivia Newton-John publicly revealed she’s currently undergoing treatment for metastatic breast cancer, her longtime friend and former Grease costar John Travolta is sending love her way.

“Olivia has always been an incredible human being and an inspiration to millions of people,” he tells PEOPLE exclusively in a statement. “If we all put our intentions for her to get through this—I know her so well—she will feel it, and it will support her. We love her and she loves us.”

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Travolta, 63, and Newton-John, 68, shot to superstardom in 1978 after they played 1950s high school lovebirds in the high school musical movie.

Over the years, the stars have teamed up to perform and even produced a holiday-themed album, This Christmas, together that featured a new duet, “I Think You Might Like It.”


For all the details on how Olivia Newton-John is staying strong and inspiring others after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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Last fall, Newton-John opened up to PEOPLE about a dinner date with Travolta at his home where her husband, John Easterling, 65, watched Grease for the first time.

“John Travolta invited us for dinner because he wanted to meet my John. He has his plane parked on his own private runway, amazingly,” she recalled. “I told him that John had never seen Grease, so he said, ‘Well, why don’t we have dessert on the plane?'”

“My John had never seen it, so he got to see it with the two of us,” she continued. “It’s hilarious when I think about it. It sounds like a movie, but it really happened!”

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