Tina Turner Opens Up About Stepping Out Of The Spotlight In New Doc

Tina Turner Opens Up About Stepping Out Of The Spotlight In New Doc

Tina Turner is saying a final farewell to her fans in her documentary. 

The documentary, titled “Tina,” is set to air on HBO on March 27 and explores her younger years. And for the singer, it was a time filled with struggle, pain, and the journey to global fame and eventually finding true love later in life.

Turner, 81, opens up about entering the final stages of her life outside of the spotlight and reveals that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD stems from the domestic violence she experienced at the hands of her first husband, Ike Turner.

Turner says that she has since made peace with Ike, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2007.

“It hurts to have to remember those times, but at a certain stage, forgiveness takes over, forgiving means not having to hold on,” she said. “It was letting go because it only hurts you. By not forgiving, you suffer because you think about it over and over. And for what?”

The singer also reveals that she has suffered a stroke and has been battling cancer. She also experienced kidney failure, leading to a kidney transplant in 2017. Her second husband, Erwin Bach, provided Turner with one of his kidneys. 

Following the kidney transplant surgery, Turner was so ill that she considered assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland, where Turner resides with Bach, having renounced her United States citizenship.

“It wasn’t a good life. The good did not balance the bad. I had an abusive life; there’s no other way to tell the story. It’s a reality. It’s the truth. That’s what you’ve got, so you have to accept it,” she said, reflecting back on her life. 

The film gives a glimpse into the beautiful relationship between Turner and Bach. It even provides the audience with a look inside their home on the edge of Lake Zurich.

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