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OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN: Australian Honor

Olivia Newton-John has been made a Companion of the Order of Australia, her home country’s highest civilian honor.

Cited for her “service to community health,” the singer-actress who is being treated for cancer again, responded via a Facebook video. She said, “I am so proud to be an Aussie and this couldn’t have come at a better time.”

Newton-John was recognized for her “eminent service to community health, particularly for people living with cancer, through support for medical research, and as a songwriter and performer.”

Other Australian entertainers honored as part of the country’s Australia Day celebration include Kylie Minogue and the Las Vegas fixture Human Nature.

Companion of the Order of Australia 2019

Posted by Olivia Newton-John on Friday, January 25, 2019

 

 

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