RuPaul returns to Twitter and Instagram after wiping her accounts with an important message

Reiss Smith October 8, 2020
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RuPaul (VH1)

RuPaul has returned to Twitter and Instagram three months after she mysteriously sashayed away from social media with an important message.

The Drag Race icon deactivated her Twitter account and wiped her Instagram grid without explanation back in July – prompting rampant speculation and everybody fracking – sorry, cracking the same joke.

But on Wednesday (October 7), RuPaul ended her silence with a single post in support of the legendary Olivia Newton-John.

“Olivia Newton-John has started a new foundation to find kinder ways to treat, prevent and cure all cancers with a strong focus on plant medicine,” RuPaul wrote. “Follow and support.”

Newton-John currently has stage four breast cancer. She was first diagnosed with the disease in 1992, and again in 2013. In 2017 she received the news that her cancer had recurred and had spread to her bones.

On Monday (October 5), the actor announced a foundation in her name to “realise a world beyond cancer”.

“Life is a gift and I’ve had an amazing life and I intend to keep going with it and I want to help other people with cancer of course,” she told reporters (via People).

“I have my wellness center in Melbourne and I want to see it in my lifetime so other people don’t have to suffer.”

John Travolta was also in attendance to support his friend and former co-star, saying: “Olivia is a survivor and she’s smart and she’s got a lot of life in her and I think she looks at it from the glass half full always and that’s her beautiful, natural approach towards life and I think we all need to do that.”

RuPaul and Olivia Newton-John on Drag Race
Olivia Newton-John appeared on Drag Race season seven. (VH1)

RuPaul and Olivia Newton-John’s relationship stretches back decades.

The Grease star appeared on The RuPaul Show in 1998, and teamed up with the Drag Race host again in 2014 for his short-lived RuPaul Drives… webseries.

A year later she appeared as a guest judge on Drag Race season seven, presiding over a memorable lip-sync to her 1983 track “Twist of Fate”.


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