23 April 2013 7:25 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

The residents and tourists of Las Vegas will have to wait a little while longer for Australian songstress Olivia Newton-John. The singer has revealed in a statement that her sister Rona, pictured above, left, with Olivia in 2001, has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

The statement reads:

I received the very sad news that my beautiful sister, Rona Newton-John, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. In light of this news, I have decided to postpone my forthcoming Las Vegas residency to spend time with her and our family. As a cancer 'thriver' myself, as many people are, I am very aware of the importance of love, support and family during this journey she is about to begin. I want to thank everyone in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time.

Olivia was famously diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, undergoing a mastectomy and becoming an advocate for breast cancer research and self-examination. »

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