Serena Williams Records Song Topless For Breast Cancer Awareness
“I Touch Myself”
Williams, in a video posted on Instagram, sings a cover of “I Touch Myself” by Australian rock band Diviynls. She has sung the 1991 hit song’s version, in support of Breast Cancer Network Australia. BERLEI, Australia premium women’s lingerie wear, proudly supports the project.
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This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I’ve recorded a version of The Divinyls global hit “I Touch Myself” to remind women to self-check regularly. _ Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world. Early detection is key – it saves so many lives. I just hope this helps to remind women of that. _ The music video is part of the I Touch Myself Project which was created in honor of celebrated diva, Chrissy Amphlett, who passed away from breast cancer, and who gave us her hit song to remind women to put their health first. The project is proudly supported by @BerleiAus for Breast Cancer Network Australia. _ Visit the link in my bio to find out more. #ITouchMyselfProject #BerleiAus #BCNA #DoItForYourself
“Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world”
Reminder for women to self-check regularly
Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of Divinyls, who had co-written the song, who died of breast cancer in 2013, aged 53. “The project aims to honour celebrated diva, Chrissy Amphlett, who gave us her hit song to remind women to put their health first,” wrote the 23-time Grand Slam champion.
Millions of people have already viewed the video within 12 hours of it’s upload. Fans are lauding the tennis superstar for her bravery in performing the song. Here are some amazing reactions to the music video:
Inspiring. Thank u Serena. I've lost family to Breast Cancer. This is IMPORTANT!
— Kels (@zaynlove2016) September 29, 2018
— Donna Green Goodman, MPH (@stillshoutin) September 29, 2018
Beautiful message and voice!! I promise to touch myself this October
— Zenande Matikinz (@ZenC_Mee) September 29, 2018