EastEnders star Samantha Womack revealed she has breast most cancers as she paid tribute to Dame Olivia Newton-John following her demise at 73.
The 49-year-old actress recalled assembly the Grease star, who was a most cancers campaigner, including: “I now start my own battle with this disease.”
In a tribute to the late actress, the cleaning soap star shared a photograph on Twitter of Dame Olivia and her daughter Chloe, taken once they went to see Womack play Sandy within the West End manufacturing of Grease.
She wrote: “This was the most magical of evenings. Olivia and Chloe had come to see Grease in London and we had dinner together afterwards.
“I was so excited and in awe, she was my childhood.
“I now start my own battle with this disease and am left feeling deeply moved. #OliviaNewtonJohn”.
Womack is finest recognized for her position as Ronnie Mitchell in long-running BBC cleaning soap opera EastEnders.
Samantha Womack (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
She has additionally starred in quite a lot of movies, tv collection and stage reveals together with comedy drama Mount Pleasant and the movie spy collection Kingsman.
She initially deliberate a profession in singing and represented the UK within the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, performing A Message To Your Heart to complete tenth.
Dame Olivia died at her ranch in California on Monday morning, surrounded by household and buddies.
The actress, who was catapulted into fame after starring as Sandy within the 1978 movie Grease, may also be remembered for her campaigning round breast most cancers.
The British-born singer was first recognized with breast most cancers in 1992.
The illness returned in her shoulder in 2013 and in her backbone in 2017.