Olivia Newton-John looks at every day as a "gift."
During an interview with "60 Minutes Australia," Newton-John revealed that she chooses not to focus on how much time doctors say she has left amid her battle with stage 4 breast cancer.
"When you're given a cancer diagnosis or a scary honest diagnosis, you're suddenly given a possibility of a time limit," the singer/actress said during the interview, published Sunday.
She continued: "If somebody tells you, you have six months to live, very possibly you will because you believe that. So for me, psychologically, it's better not to have any idea of what they expect, or what the last person that has what you have lived, so I don't tune in."
Newton-John, 70, is battling cancer for the third time. In 1992, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a car accident in 2013, doctors found cancer in her shoulder. Last year, the "Physical" songstress revealed she has cancer on her back, with a tumor at the base of her spine.
The "Grease" star said she's a "long way away" from dying, despite reports earlier this year that claimed she was on her deathbed and "clinging to life."
"To read that you're dead or you're dying is a really strange experience," Newton-John said about the January ordeal. "I thought that I would confront this. … It was upsetting."
In response, Newton-John laughed off speculation Jan. 2, saying on Twitter, "the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated… I’m doing great."
Now, she's focused on making the most of every moment and helping others facing cancer.
Newton-John is auctioning off some of her "Grease" memorabilia to raise money for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia, including the iconic leather outfit she wore in the film's finale with John Travolta.
What a fantastic day we had yesterday! It was an honor to welcome Olivia Newton-John to our visitor Centre to personally unveil her collection. The Exhibition now open to the public will be running till the 18th of August. pic.twitter.com/kMY7XfGmWD— Newbridge Silverware (@newbridgesilver) July 23, 2019
"I’ve worn them, they've given me an incredible career and now I kiss them goodbye. Hopefully their value can help a lot of people going through cancer," she said, adding that she hopes to snag at least "a million apiece for the jacket and pants."
Newton-John continued: "I'm so lucky that I've been through this three times and I'm still here. … Every day is a gift now, particularly now."
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Olivia Newton-John doesn't want to know how long she has to live