The Talk's Marie Osmond hugs pal Olivia Newton-John as she urges fans to support the actress's cancer foundation

THE Talk's Marie Osmond hugged her close pal Olivia Newton-John in a sweet Instagram post and urged fans to support the actress's cancer foundation.

Grease legend Olivia, 72, has stage 4 breast cancer and has battled the illness for the past 28 years.

She is currently treating her cancer with medicinal cannabis and has been stunned by the positive results.

The ONJ Foundation's mission is to "fund the discovery of kinder therapies and advocate for more effective ways to prevent, treat and cure all cancers."

In her post Marie, 60, wrote: "At a time when we are all so aware of the need to nurture ourselves, I believe one of the greatest ways to do that, is to love and serve others in need. That’s why @therealonj needs our support.

"My dear friend Olivia has just started @onjfoundation to find kinder ways to treat, prevent and cure all cancers, with a strong focus on plant medicine. So please follow @onjfoundation and give your love and support towards her dream of realising a world beyond cancer.

"God bless her and all of those who have dealt or are dealing with this devastating disease. Learn more at onjfoundation.org #beyondcancer #onjfoundation."

It prompted her followers to share there own experiences with cancer as well as voicing their appreciation for the two stars.

One wrote: "You and Olivia are such Pilars of hope, strength and positivity. I feel so lucky to have you both to look to as role models. Love to you both! ❤️."

Another commented: "Gonna follow her. I've got stage 4 breast cancer and will try anything."

As a third wrote: "I love you both. You both inspire me so much. I have been following Olivia on her cancer journey as I’m a fellow breast cancer survivor. She gives me such hope for the future. I will definitely check out onjfoundation.org 😀😘."

Despite the seriousness of her illness and the pain she has suffered over the years, Olivia described her diagnosis as a “gift”.

The disease has spread to her bones and less than two years ago she was bedridden with a fractured pelvis and hip.

But the Aussie singer and actress says she is now thriving after medicinal cannabis has given her an “astonishing” recovery.

Earlier this year Olivia urged women who are worried they may have the disease to see their doctors.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun on Sunday, she said: “I know it’s scary to go to the doctor, but it’s better to know than to not know. It’s important to do a monthly self-exam to notice any changes or lumps. Early detection is always best.

“My focus and purpose is continuing to find answers to treating cancer and helping others who are on that journey.

“So as strange as it may sound, I consider it a gift. I have learned so much and met some extraordinary women.”

Four-time Grammy winner Olivia has sold 100million records in a career lasting more than 50 years.

Olivia found the lump in her breast when she was 42.

She had six months of treatment, including a partial mastectomy and chemotherapy.

The illness returned in 2013 and she had further treatment involving hormone therapy, then went into remission again.

However, when it returned a third time, doctors said her breast cancer was stage four — the highest category — and had spread to her bones and caused fractures.

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