Once You Know Why, The Song Serena Williams Sings While Topless Is An Obvious Choice

"Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone ..."

We're used to seeing Serena Williams dominate on the court. After all, she has 23 Grand Slam wins to her name. Now, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the tennis champ is showing us a new side to herself — as a singer.


Over the weekend, Williams shared a video to her Facebook page in which she sings a stripped-down version of the 1990 hit song "I Touch Myself" from The Divinyls. The thing that takes this to a whole other level? The fact that she has stripped down herself in various ways: she's topless (as she covers her breasts with her hands) and largely performs the tune acoustically.

"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," Williams wrote in the Facebook post. Early detection is key — it saves so many lives. I just hope this helps to remind women of that."

The 37-year-old released the clip in partnership with the I Touch Myself Project, an organization with a mission to educate women about breast cancer and how to catch it as soon as possible. It was founded in 2014 in honor of Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphlett, who passed away from the disease in 2013 at the age of 53. "I Touch Myself," which originally had a sexual connotation, has since taken on a new meaning.

According to data from the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 U.S. women — or about 12 percent — will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and it is important that they get diagnosed early via breast self-exams and mammography.

(H/T: HuffPost)


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