Tina Turner’s health crisis led to death across decades
The US-born singer has paid tribute to Tina Turner from the likes of Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Elton John and Diana Ross.
Rolling Stones frontman Jagger said: “She really was a very talented artist and singer.”
Sir Elton posted a photo of himself with Turner on Instagram, describing him as “a total legend on record and on stage”.
A spokesman said: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ died peacefully [on Wednesday, May 24, 2023] After a long illness at his home in Kusnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland.”
While Turner has topped the charts throughout the decades, her health has been less than top notch.
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Back in 1978, Turner was diagnosed with high blood pressure, but in an interview with the European Health Kidney Alliance, the star admitted: “I didn’t really try to control it.”
After letting his blood pressure spiral out of control, Turner experienced a life-threatening stroke in 2013.
In her 2018 memoir, My Love Story, Turner described the moment the stroke stopped her legs from working.
“I could not stand on my own,” she wrote. “I didn’t have the strength to get up.”
Turner said: “Horrified, I dragged myself to a couch, thinking I couldn’t imagine Tina Turner being paralyzed.
“I doubted I’d ever be able to wear high heels again, much less dance in them.”
While Turner was recovering from her stroke, the singer was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2016.
Suffering from unpleasant side effects from her initial treatment, the Proud Mary singer turned to homeopathic remedies, considering that was a mistake.
“The consequences of my ignorance ended up being a matter of life and death,” he wrote.
Turner was suffering from complete kidney failure, so her husband, Irwin, donated his kidney for his wife.
While the operation, which took place in April 2017, was largely successful, Turner still experienced nausea and dizziness.
In an interview with the European Kidney Health Alliance, she said: “I was nauseous and dizzy, I was forgetting things, and was very scared.
“I am on several prescriptions and take great care to follow my doctors’ orders carefully.”