Olivia Newton-John ‘can’t walk anymore’ and was ‘in full-time care weeks before death,’ says ‘Grease’ co-star Diddy Cong

Diddy Conn and Olivia Newton John

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  • ‘Grease’ star Diddy Conn said he spoke to Olivia Newton-John just weeks before she died.

  • Newton-John’s husband confirmed Monday that the singer died of cancer.

  • Conn told Good Morning America that Newton-John was in “full-time care” before he died.

Olivia Newton-John “was in full-time care” in the weeks leading up to her death, said her longtime friend Diddy Cong.

Newton John Husband John Easterling It was confirmed on Monday that the “Grease” actor and singer died of cancer at the age of 73.

Con, who played Frenchie in “Grease” alongside Newton-John, Appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America”. She kept in touch with her co-star several weeks before her death.

“She told me she could no longer walk and was in full-time care,” Conn said. “But her husband John and her daughter Chloe were always there and hopelessly devoted, she told me.”

After being asked how he remembers the Grammy-winning singer, Conn said Newton-John always reaches out to the audience when he sings his hit “I honestly love you.” I remembered that

“I remember her songs,” said the French actor. “Love You” I think that’s how I will always remember her—this big heart who cared so much for everyone.And we honestly will always love her.

In a separate interview with the BBC on Tuesday morningConn said Newton-John sent her an orchard two months ago after the “Physical” singer learned Conn was ill earlier this year.

“Just on Friday, a plant that had lost all its beautiful buds sprouted new shoots, and I thought of Olivia and how lucky I was to be her friend,” Kong said.

Many other “Grease” co-stars have paid tribute to Newton-John after her death was announced Monday.

Stockard Channing, who played Lizzo said in a statement to People: “I don’t know if you know anyone nicer. Olivia was the essence of summer. Her gaiety, warmth and grace are always on my mind when I think of her.”

John Travolta played Newton John’s lover in the movie. shared and wrote a photo of the actor on Instagram: “Dearest Olivia, you have made our lives so much better. Your influence has been incredible. I love you so much. We met you and we will be together again. Yours from the moment I met you, forever!”

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