The legendary song “I Touch Myself,” by the Divinyls, is being given a new life today with a special video reminding women around the world to preform regular breast examinations. According to Adweek, it was the dying wish of Divinyls front woman Chrissy Amphlett that the hit song eventually be used for such a task. Tragically, Amphlett died of breast cancer a year ago this month and her widow, along with Cancer Council New South Wales, have made her wish come true.
Below you will see some of Australia’s most prestigious female singers sing “I Touch Myself” a cappella. Oliva Newton-John, Connie Mitchell, Sarah McLeod, Katie Noonan, Little Pattie, Megan Washington, Deborah Conway, Sarah Blasko and Suze DeMarchi all lend their talents to the cause. They are shown from the shoulders up, appearing to be topless as they share their voices with the world. These are voices encouraging you to remember that breast cancer is a real problem. Remember, one in eight women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. So let this act as a reminder to perform breast examinations regularly. It could save your life.
Now before you go pressing play on the video below, be warned that the ending is graphic. Breast cancer is definitely ugly, but some of the women we know that have fought it, wrestled it to the ground even, are some of the most beautiful women we know and love. Watch and share, but most importantly – touch yourself.