Tracey Emin looked happy and healthy as she stepped out to Elton John’s star-studded AIDS charity dinner at members’ club Annabel’s on Thursday night.
The artist, 58, who is currently in remission from bladder cancer after undergoing extensive surgery, paired an elegant satin gown with comfortable running trainers.
She was glowing in the sophisticated navy number that featured a scooping neckline as she smiled for photos upon her arrival.
Happy and healthy: Tracey Emin, 58, looked radiant as she teamed her elegant satin gown with comfortable trainers to attend Elton John’s AIDS charity dinner in London on Thursday
Tracy tied a shimmering bronze cardigan around her waist and carried a black satin bucket bag to complete her ensemble.
She wore her brunette locks in a chic up do with a side fringe and added gold eyeshadow with a glossy nude lipstick.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation is a nonprofit organisation, established by the musician, 75, in 1993 in the UK to support innovative HIV prevention, education programs, direct care and support services to people living with HIV.
Elegant: She was glowing in the sophisticated navy number that featured an scooping neckline as she smiled for photos upon her arrival
Sophisticated: Tracy tied a shimmering bronze cardigan around her waist and carried a black satin bucket bag to complete her ensemble
Fun-filled: Also in attendance at the star-studded event was Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams who posed for a photo alongside Elton and Tracey
Also in attendance at the star-studded event was Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams, Ronan Keating and Naomi Campbell.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation’s first benefit event at Annabel’s aligns with the 30th anniversary of the Foundation.
Of the event Elton said: ‘The world is still battling two pandemics with COVID-19 and AIDS in addition to hostility and injustices facing the LGBTQ+ community.’
Guests: David looked dapper in a shimmering black suit
He continued: ‘This event with Annabel’s comes at a time when it’s crucial for us to come together for the global community affected by HIV.
‘I am so grateful to The Caring Family Foundation for hosting such a spectacular evening to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and for every donor who continues to support our work across the globe in the fight to end AIDS.’
Historic private members’ club, Annabel’s, has earned a global reputation founded on superb service, exclusive ambience, first class cuisine and unparalleled entertainment.
The venue’s environment ensured for a glamorous and unforgettable night for the charity gala.
VIP’s: Patricia and Richard caring stepped out to attend the charity gala
Friends: Director of the Carl Freedman Gallery, Robert Diament, opted for a velvet blazer
It comes after Tracey shared a graphic photo of her stoma to raise awareness about living with disabilities following her cancer battle.
She underwent a series of major operations in 2020 after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of bladder cancer during lockdown.
Medics removed her bladder, urethra, lymph nodes and parts of her intestine and vagina to prevent the tumour from spreading.
Brave: It comes after Tracey shared a graphic photo of her stoma to raise awareness about living with disabilities following her cancer battle
She was fitted with a stoma pouch, an opening on the abdomen, to allow urine to be diverted out of the body and disposed of via a urostomy bag.
Tracey has been frank about adapting to life post-surgery and often shares candid updates about her health on social media.
In an Instagram post , she wrote: ‘This is my stoma. Most people have never seen one. It’s something I’m supposed to hide forever.’
Strong: She underwent a series of major operations in 2020 after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of bladder cancer during lockdown
She added: ‘It’s part of my intestine attached to the outside of my body. Without it being there and functioning correctly, I will die.’
‘[It’s] live flesh. Fragile and delicate. Surrounded by scar tissue and swollen puffy fatty flesh.
‘I have almost total muscle wastage in my core abdomen, stomach. My body will never be the same.
‘To be honest I find wearing the bag quite depressing. Nothing cool about carrying a bag of p*** around with you.
‘But it’s life.. my life now. Many disabilities can not be seen. But I thought I’d show you mine.’
What is a stoma?
A stoma is an opening on the abdomen connected to the body’s urinary system.
It is fitted in patients to allow waste to be diverted out of the body and emptied externally.
The operation is done on patients who no longer have the full use of their bladder.
A removable pouch known as an urostomy bag attaches to the stoma via a tube.
It collects the urine and needs to be emptied by hand.