Olivia Newton-John drops new duet with daughter Chloe, says she's 'my reason to be'

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Olivia Newton-John has been enjoying her time quarantining with her daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi so much so that she invited her to collaborate on a new song.

In an interview with "Today" published Friday, Newton-John, 72, said the song, titled "Window in the Wall," sort of found her, and she wasn't looking for it at all.

"I played the song and I started crying. It was really emotional; the song really hit me in the gut," the Australian artist said. "It was just a knowingness that I had to do this song and the first person I thought of was Chloe because it was about relationships, it was about forgiveness, compassion, seeing the other side, other people's point of view, and still with love. And understanding and kindness."

This isn't the first time the mother-daughter duo collaborated on a song; in 2015 they sang "You Have to Believe." Lattanzi said, "I loved how moved my mom was, and the fact that she could've asked anyone to sing it with her and she asked me, that touched my heart more than you could ever know."

Newton-John, who in 2018 revealed she was battling cancer for a third time, told "Today" it's her positivity that keeps her going through the dark moments.

"I'm just grateful for every day. I feel so lucky to have had the amazing life that I've had and to still be here through all the things I've gone through," Newton-John said, adding that her daughter also gives her strength.

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"What greater reason do you have to stay alive than to enjoy your children, and hopefully one day grandchildren," she said. "So yeah, of course, she's my reason to be."

Newton-John believes her positive mindset has a direct effect on her health. In an interview with "60 Minutes Australia" in 2019, Newton-John revealed that she chooses not to focus on how much time doctors say she has left.

"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.

"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."

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