Rihanna bounces back after health scare as she takes to stage in revealing gold warrior costume


Not exhausted anymore: Rihanna bounces back after health scare as she takes to stage in revealing gold warrior costume

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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

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
Jasmine-inspired trousers.

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

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

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

Pop royalty: Rihanna relaxes on her leopard print fur throne

Perfect shape: Rihanna shows off her svelte frame as she dances onstage

Perfect shape: Rihanna shows off her svelte frame as she dances onstage

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

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

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

Before and after: Rihanna heads to rehearsals and then returns later with her make-up intact

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

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

Daring: Tyra Banks wears a ridiculously revealing dress at the charity gala that fights poverty

Nancy Shevell

A-list guests: Nancy Shevell and John McEnroe, with wife Patty, arrive at the event said to cost $3000 a ticket

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 the entertainment

Affectionate: Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky held hands as they watched entertainment