American singer Pink eulogies late Olivia Newton-John, before honoring her by performing the hit song from the movie, Grease. “She was a kind person. And she was really supportive of younger artists and she was present and had songs for days,” Pink said. “She just was very unique, but you can’t think of another person like her.”
The four-time Grammy award winner, Olivia Newton-John, had an amazing run in the entertainment industry before passing away at the age of 73. The star, who also doubled as an activist during her lifetime, received ten AMAs in her career and once hosted the show alongside Glen Campbell and Aretha Franklin.
Pink performs “Hopelessly Devoted To You” to honor the ‘Grease’ star
Prior to her performance, Pink talked about Olivia in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, “She was an absolute icon, and also, she was a wonderful human being. I loved her voice.” Also, in a separate interview with ABC news, Pink further praised the legend. “I had the pleasure of being around her several times, and she was as darling as you would imagine,” she noted. “She was such an icon, and it is a really big honor to be able to sing her music.”
Pink mounted the Microsoft Theater stage to perform Newton-John’s song, “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” from the popular movie, Grease. Wearing a dazzling champagne-colored dress with feather designs, Pink emotionally sang as photos of the actress were displayed on a screen behind her.
A few days before the award show, Pink had heightened her fans’ expectations for her performance, “I can’t tell you what I’m singing, but I will tell you that my daughter, Willow, did Grease in her last summer production, and she is teaching me the song, It will be magical.”
Olivia Newton-John is greatly missed by her husband
Olivia Newton-John was first diagnosed with cancer in 1992. In 2017, she experienced severe back pain, which was later discovered to be one of her breast cancer symptoms. While battling stage 4 cancer, she told Today how her loving partner has been instrumental in helping her get better. “I have my days, I have my pains, but the cannabis that my husband grows for me has been such a huge part of my healing, and so I’m a really lucky person.”
After she died in 2022, John Easterling, her husband, expressed his grief and sadness on his Instagram page. “Olivia, our love for each other transcends our understanding. Every day we expressed our gratitude for this love that could be so deep, so real, and so natural. We never had to ‘work’ on it,” John mourned. “We were in awe of this great mystery and accepted the experience of our love as past, present and forever. Even now, as her soul soars, the pain and holes in my heart are healed with the joy of her love and the light that shines forward.”