Hillary Clinton turned 70 Thursday and was seen on crutches at daughter Chelsea Clinton’s home before she ditched the walking aid to accept the Wonder Woman award just hours later.
Hillary, who suffered a broken toe after a fall in London earlier this month, made the superhero-like transformation as day turned to night and she appeared to be the picture of health at the evening event on her birthday.
However despite the crutches earlier in the day, Hillary still managed to looked radiant in red in the photos obtained by DailyMail.com, as she headed out of Chelsea’s apartment before turning up crutch-less to accept the Wonder Woman award.
During the ceremony she was serenaded with ‘Happy Birthday’ led by Jane Fonda as the crowd joined in. She accepted the first ever award of its kind by the Women’s Media Center.
Hillary appeared in good spirits along with other honorees, which included Ashley Judd. The actress appeared for the first time since being one of the main catalysts in the enormous Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and harassment scandal.
During her awards acceptance speech, the 70-year-old highlighted the women’s equality.
‘Last year when I was pursuing the presidency, I ran into people both men and women who thought sexism and the struggle for women’s equality was so over: a thing of the past, ancient history,’ Clinton said according to Bustle. ‘Well what a difference a year makes.’
The former Secretary of State also touched on how women are represented in the media.
‘When will the media recognize we are half of the population and when our voices are absent you are not telling the whole story and that is your responsibility?’ she asked the crowd. Adding ‘It doesn’t hurt just individual women, it hurts our public discourse.’
Before accepting her award, the focus of the day was on her birthday as well wishes poured in over Twitter.