October is the official month designated for breast cancer awareness globally, and in light of this, tennis superpower, Serena Williams has gone topless in a short music video to raise awareness.
The G.O.A.T. and mother-of-one, who recently turned 37 years old, has produced a new video to promote breast cancer awareness in which she covers her bare chest with her hands and sings a cover of the Divinyls’ hit I Touch Myself, reports the Mirror.
The 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion posted the video on her Instagram account, emphasising the importance of self-checking to detect breast cancer early – even though making the video put her out of her comfort zone.
“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 colours, all around the world. Early detection is key – it saves so many lives. I just hope this helps to remind women of that.”
According to E! News, “The clip was released by the I Touch Myself Project, which was launched in 2014, in partnership with bra manufacturer Berlei, following the passing of Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett. The Australian singer died at age 53 in New York after battling breast cancer.”