ONJ sells $7.7m ranch amid cancer battle
LEGENDARY Australian performer Olivia Newton-John has put her breathtaking Californian ranch home up for sale for $US5.4 million ($7.7 million) as she faces her third cancer battle.
Grease star Newton-John, 70, has listed the property in Santa Ynez, about 200km northwest of Los Angeles, after placing her Byron Bay property on the market earlier this year for a reported $US3.9 million ($5.6 million).
Her property is drawing strong interest from potential buyers who are drawn to its unique river frontage.
"This stunning 12 acre (4.8ha) property is a private enclave built out to the highest level of quality and sophistication, located on one of the rare parcels fronting the Santa Ynez River," according to listing agents Village Properties Realtors. "Very few properties in Santa Ynez Valley front on the river - this is one of them!"
The LA Times reports that the asking price is $710,000 more than she paid for it in 2015.
The property features a contemporary home built in 2008, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a four-car garage, a swimming pool and such equestrian features as a barn, stable, riding arena and pastures.
The Santa Ynez Valley is a prestigious address in Santa Barbara County known for its stunning countryside and mountains.
Newton-John hosted her niece's wedding at the ranch in 2016.
Newton-John confirmed last year that she is dealing with cancer for a third time and that she uses "a lot of cannabis in my healing", she told Yahoo Lifestyle.
She told People Magazine that she and businessman husband John Easterling grow cannabis on the grounds of their Californian ranch.
"He grows the plants and makes them into liquid for me. I take drops maybe four to five times a day," she told People.
Newton-John contacted "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek after learning of his diagnosis with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and told him" "I know you can get through this."
"Don't read the statistics and stay focused and see how you can heal yourself," she told Entertainment Tonight. "Sense of humour is vital. He (Trebek) has a great attitude and a great sense of humour about it and I'm sure he'll do very well."
Newton-John has praised her Byron Bay property with giving 'total privacy with peaceful calming energy'.
In September, Newton-John said she was fighting cancer for a third time after revealing she kept her second bout with the illness private in 2013.
The four-time Grammy winner was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, undergoing a partial mastectomy and reconstruction.
She was diagnosed again with breast cancer in 2013, but chose to keep it private.