Australian singer Vanessa Amorosi had to withdraw from a live interview with Sunrise this morning after learning of Olivia Newton-John’s passing and apparently feeling overwhelmed.
Amorosi had just performed at the closing ceremony of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and was booked to appear on the program to discuss her new single.
but, death of newton john Turning 73 after a long battle with cancer was the biggest news of the morning. sunrise Hosts Natalie Burr and David Koch first wanted to ask Amorosi about her memories of the star.
“It’s an incredibly sad day – Vanessa, what are your memories?” Barr asked as they crossed over to the Australian singer in Birmingham.
Stream more entertainment news live and on demand with Flash. Over 25 news channels in one place. New to Flash? Try it free for 1 month. Promotion ends October 31, 2022 >
“Hmm… I don’t know. “I literally had one of the best endorphins[at the closing ceremony]and I got off the stage and checked my phone and was very sad. I don’t think I’ve really gotten over it yet.”
Koch said it would give Amorosi a chance to “structure” her thoughts on the deceased music legend, changing tack to discuss her Commonwealth Games performance and new single.
A few minutes later, as the interview drew to a close, the host switched the topic of conversation back to Olivia Newton-John.
“I know it’s a sad day for you and many, but I wanted to show you this photo of Olivia Newton-John and Tina Arena from a few years ago,” Barr said. Told as a photo of the singer. The 2000 Sydney Olympics were projected onto the screen.
“Vanessa, can you tell us about your memories of that time?”
Amorosi tried his best, but was soon overwhelmed with emotion.
“Both of these women I’ve looked up to since I was a kid… I don’t know. Honestly, I’m so sad about Olivia. This is..”
Saying that, she lowered her head and raised her hand to signal the end of the interview.
Barr and Koch thanked her for her time, and Barr noted how difficult it was to get the news between live performances and live TV interviews.
“It’s so scary. I feel for her after I stopped doing that.”
After the news broke around 5:30 a.m. AEST, Newton-John had an emotional morning on breakfast TV as friends, colleagues and fans reacted to the news of her death in real time.
On the Nine, veteran entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins first put it together and reported the news he was saddened by. today – but late in the morning he was overcome with emotion and I sobbed when host Karl Stefanovic rushed to comfort him.
and back sunriseanother emotional live interview, this time on the streets of Los Angeles, with Grease casting director Joel Thurm. I cried openly He spoke of fond memories of Newton-John.
The UK-born, Melbourne-raised entertainer was battling a decades-long battle with cancer that returned in 2013.
In May 2017, she announced that her breast cancer had returned and spread to her sacrum, and in 2018 it was revealed that she was battling the disease again.
Last October, Newton-John revealed that he was battling stage 4 breast cancer but was managing his pain with medical marijuana.
then today news came Fans have been terrified for years: Newton-John died on his ranch in Southern California surrounded by loved ones, including her husband John Easterling and daughter Chloe Rattanzi.
Khloe paid tribute to her late mother on social media today. as her “best friend”.
first published as Emotional Vanessa Amorosi Stops Sunrise Interview Live
Vanessa Amorosi Calls off Sunrise Interviews After Olivia Newton-John’s Death
Source link Vanessa Amorosi Calls off Sunrise Interviews After Olivia Newton-John’s Death