Dancing With The Stars 2020: Olivia Newton-John In Tears Following Daughter Chloe's Performance
Kicking off the most memorable year dances, Chloe Lattanzi had her mum Olivia Newton-John in tears.
Before her contemporary dance, Chloe and her professional dance partner Gustavo Viglio dedicated their dance to Chloe and her mum.
"I'm taking you back to a time when I was seven and I lived in Australia," Chloe explained ahead of her dance.
"My mum and dad were both there in this beautiful time but it was also very difficult because it was the time when I found out that my mum had breast cancer."
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First diagnosed in 1992, Olivia's cancer returned in her shoulder in 2013. Doctors found another tumour in her lower back in 2017. Speaking to the Herald Sun in January, the Grease star said her tumours had shrunk.
The superstar credited her use of medicinal cannabis and natural pain therapies.
"When people hear metastatic breast cancer or cancer there’s still this stigma that people don’t believe that you can recover, well you can," she told the paper adding, "I know lots of people who have been given really terrible diagnoses who have done really well with the right treatment and they’re not always chemo and radiation either."
Chloe used the experiences of her mum's ongoing battle with cancer as told through her contemporary dance, returning to her younger self.
Stopping by a rehearsal, ONJ got a sneak-peek at Chloe's performance, becoming overwhelmed by the performance and tearing up -- both during the rehearsal and after Chloe performed again on Monday night.
"That little girl is going to be dancing what she went through and the demons that came out of that," Chloe said. "I'm also going to be dancing into 2019 because my mum and I... we've gone through a lot together."
"The dance is kind of about us as a team, coming out of it happy and wanting to help others."
Following the performance, perfectionist Chloe said she wasn't completely thrilled with her performance saying adrenaline got the best of her, but the judges had other feelings.
Sharna Burgess praised Chloe's dance saying, "It was real and it was honest, thank you for that", while Tristan MacManus said Chloe was the sausage sizzle of the competition (a compliment).
Earning a score of 24, Chloe's performance was even given a glowing response from Craig Revel Horwood.