Serena Williams posed topless and sang a song The Divinyls’s global hit ‘I Touch Myself’ for a breast cancer awareness campaign, a video of which she posted on her social media handle.
Serena Williams has not played tennis since the controversial US Open final, where she lost to Japan’s Naomi Osaka, and later accused referee Carlos Ramos of sexism.
For the last three years, Serena has not played a single tournament after the US Open and and she has not competed in China since 2014.
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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
“I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world.” she wrote while sharing the video on Instagram.
The lyrics of the song that Serena has rendered are as follows:
I love myself, I want you to love me
When I feel down, I want you above me
I search myself, I want you to find me
I forget myself, I want you to remind me.
I don’t want anybody else when I think about you, I touch myself
I don’t want anybody else, oh no, oh no, oh no
Think I would die if you were to ignore me.