Gloria Gaynor performed her hit “I Will Survive” at the Angel Ball — hosted by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research founded by Denise Rich — and the disco diva told Page Six she feels responsible for a lot of breakups.
“I have always said I sang that song for the ladies and the good men,” Gaynor said. “There are a lot of men out there that are not bad — but they just don’t know how to treat a lady. So we end up with these breakups because we need to be treated right.”
She said of the anthem, “I don’t think that my song is any more important today — but it just seems that way because women are more outspoken . . . We feel empowered to speak. That song gave women a voice in a man’s world. I never get tired of singing that song — I love it. I have used it in my own difficulties . . . When I need a pick-me-up, that is my go-to song.”
They raised $3.8 million at the bash.
Published in the New York Post the day following Gaynor's charity fundraising event at Cipriani Wall Street on Oct. 23.
More about the genesis of the song can be read on SongFacts.