The Hush Post: One of the best tennis stars Serena Williams caused internet sensation after she posed topless for a video while singing “I Touch Myself.” This was to raise awareness for breast cancer.
In the Instagram video, Williams covers her breasts with her hands while singing. She sang a version of Australian band The Divinyls’ 1991 hit in support of Breast Cancer Network Australia.
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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
“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,” Williams wrote on the post.
“Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone. But I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women all around the world. Early detection is key — it saves so many lives.” The song was co-written by Divinyls Australian vocalist Chrissy Amphlett. She died of the disease five years ago when she was 53.
“The music video is part of the I Touch Myself Project which was created in honour 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,” said the 23-time Grand Slam champion.
The video was viewed more than 1.3 million times within the first 10 hours after it was posted on Sunday. Fans came in support of the tennis superstar for her bravery in performing the song.
“Amazing Serena, important message and such a beautiful voice!” wrote one under the username deedpaula.
Another alshaze47 commented: “This is powerful!! I’m a Breast cancer survivor!!” The video appeared less than three weeks after her tempestuous US Open final defeat to Naomi Osaka, where Williams smashed a racquet and accused an umpire of sexism.
Serena Williams, who celebrated her 37th birthday four days ago, pulled out of this week’s China Open in Beijing to bring a premature end to her 2018 season.