Not exhausted anymore: Rihanna bounces back after health scare as she takes to stage in revealing gold warrior costume
08:46 GMT, 15 May 2012
Less than a week ago she was bed bound with a drop in her arm suffering from exhaustion.
But the show must go on for RnB pop queen Rihanna, as she morphed into a gold warrior princess.
The Barbadian beauty took to the stage tonight at the Robin Hood Foundation Benefit in New York City wearing an eye-catching bustier, dramatic make-up and a theatrical snake headdress.
Walk like an Egyptian: Rihanna bounces back to health at the Robin Hood Foundation Benefit in New York
During one routine, Rihanna teamed
the revealing strapless and midriff-baring top with a matching gold
skirt and later with a pair of leopard print slashed Princess
Rihanna performed at Manhattan venue Jacob K Javits for the charity event, kicking off proceedings with Only Girl (In The World), before launching into Run This Town and Live Your Life.
Mnage trois: Rihanna is centre of attention as she's flanked by topless male dancers
Golden goddess: Rihanna's make-up was immaculate, together with her theatrical snake headdress
The 24-year-old appeared to be on the mend, following her recent stint in hospital.
In the new issue of America's Star magazine, an inside source said: 'Rihanna loves to party but this past month she's gotten really out of control. She's been drinking almost everyday.'
Pop royalty: Rihanna relaxes on her leopard print fur throne
In the moment: Rihanna closes her eyes as she gets lost in the music and dance routine
American beauty moment: A rainfall of rose petals fall onto the Rude Boy singer
However, even the Grammy-winner seems to know she's not actually invincible to human traits.
She retweeted a poignant message from
inspirational Twitter page The Notebook Of Love, saying: 'I'm not
invincible or unstoppable, but I stay strong because it's the only way
to survive in this world.'
Rihanna made her first steps to recovery by treating her mum Monica to a Mother's Day meal.
Eating out of her hands: Rihanna commands the stage, kicking off her performance with Only Girl
Before and after: Rihanna heads to rehearsals and then returns later with her make-up intact
Day off: Rihanna treated her mum Monica to a Mother's Day outing on Sunday
The pair were seen dining out on
Sunday, with Rihanna looking back to her best in androgynous trousers
and showing off her flat midriff in a boob tube.
And it seems her mother is a little worried about her global superstar baby.
A source told The Sun: 'Monica's
moving in to keep an eye on her. Rihanna's dad, Ronald, was a crack
addict. Monica's refusing to let her go down that path.'
Daring: Tyra Banks wears a ridiculously revealing dress at the charity gala that fights poverty
A-list guests: Nancy Shevell and John McEnroe, with wife Patty, arrive at the event said to cost $3000 a ticket
Affectionate: Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky held hands as they watched entertainment