Webhits: Divinyls vocalist has terminal breast cancer, turns hit song into advocacy
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MANILA, Philippines – Australian rock band Divinyls is best known for its cheeky hit single "I Touch Myself." Released in 1990, the song reached number 1 in the Australian music charts and the Top 5 in the United States.
Fast forward to 2010, and Divinyls' vocalist Chrissy Amphlett was found to have terminal breast cancer. Before she passed away in April 21, 2013, she started working on making her final wish a reality.
Her final wish? To repurpose her band's biggest hit into a public service announcement – for women to "touch themselves" via self-examination to be able to detect possible signs of breast cancer.
Ten of Australia's greatest female singers, including Olivia Newton-John of Grease fame, join Amphlett in making her final wish a reality via the #itouchmyselfproject.