Olivia Newton-John’s Daughter Sounds Off on Haters Before Quitting Instagram
Amidst the sad news of that Olivia Newton-John has been diagnosed with breast cancer, her daughter Chloe Lattanzi is quitting Instagram after receiving "incredibly insensitive" comments from users.
Lattanzi shared a series of messages on Instagram, criticizing the haters making negative remarks about her after she posted a photo of herself in the days following her mother's cancer diagnosis, People reports.
"I don’t want my life to be public and this [is] the greatest struggle a daughter could go through. And the last thing I need is someone telling me that I can’t distract myself and post normal creative pics on my Instagram," Lattanzi sounded off in one post.
In another post, Lattanzi wrote, "Some woman commented that I couldn’t post happy pictures of myself because of what my mother is going through. I am so sad and no one has any idea what I am going through."
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"I’m going to leave my Instagram for a while," she added, saying it not because she was ashamed of posting positive pictures, "but because I’m angry. Angry that there are such incredibly insensitive a--holes out there making me feel ashamed of trying to feel normal."
Newton-John, 68, announced that her breast cancer had resurfaced in a May 30 post on her Facebook page. She had canceled upcoming tour dates in the weeks prior to the cancer announcement, citing problems with sciatica as the reason for the cancellation. The Grease star overcame the disease when she was first diagnosed with it in 1992. She's postponed all of her tour U.S. and Canada tour dates for the month of June.
In addition to announcing the canceled tour dates, Newton-John also revealed that she will undergo "natural wellness therapies" in addition to radiation treatment to help fight the disease. She feels says she's looking forward to beating the disease once again.
"I am really grateful for and touched by the worldwide outpouring of love and concern," the singer says in a statement to People. "I am feeling good and enjoying total support from my family and friends, along with a team of wellness and medical practitioners both here in the US and at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne. I’m totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others!"