LONDON - Serena Williams is ruling the the internet as she caused sensation on Sunday by going topless for a video while singing "I Touch Myself". However, it was all for good cause - to raise awareness for breast cancer.
In the video, Williams sings a version of Australian band The Divinyls' 1991 hit in support of Breast Cancer Network Australia while covering her breasts with her hands. This video is a part of the "I Touch Myself Project 2018" to raise awareness about breast cancer.
"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," wrote Williams on Instagram.
"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."
The song was co-written by Divinyls Australian vocalist Chrissy Amphlett who died of breast cancer five years ago aged 53.
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