Tina Turner, who is also known as the queen of rock and roll, has had a career that has spanned over fifty years and is considered to be one of the longest careers ever. The childhood of the singer was not an easy one. Turner was only a youngster when her parents left her behind.
However, the artist relocated to St. Louis, where she reestablished a relationship with her mother and became acquainted with Ike Turner, who would go on to significantly alter the course of her life.
It is believed that Ike and Turner’s relationship began as a platonic one; but, with time, the two developed love feelings for one another and finally got married. Ike urged Tuner to alter her name as her career advanced so that she could better distinguish herself.
The relationship between Turner and Ike flourished from the 1950s through the 1970s; nonetheless, the singer made the decision to severe connections with Ike due to the latter’s mistreatment against her.
In 1978, Turner and Ike finalized their divorce, although the process was far from amicable. The singer said that she ended the marriage with no money or any things to her name but her name.
Since of this, it was difficult for Turner to begin her singing career because she only had a little amount of money, but her story went on, and her singing career developed.
After leaving the limelight, Turner was able to rediscover love and eventually tied the knot with her long-term partner, Erwin Bach, in 2013. On the other hand, it was stated that three weeks after her wedding, Turner had a concussion that left her learning how to walk again. Thankfully, she was able to get back on her feet again.
However, Turner said that she had been diagnosed with colon cancer barely three years after having a stroke.
According to reports, both of her kidneys have completely failed. There were rumors that the singer was close to passing away, but Bach, who was married to her, said that he did not want to lose another partner.
Turner required a kidney transplant in order to continue her career as a vocalist; fortunately for the “Simply the Best” singer, Bach was willing to give one of his kidneys to her so that she would not have to go through the ordeal of waiting on the lengthy donation list.
Bach stayed at Turner’s side for the whole of her struggle with her health. After experiencing an unpleasant relationship with her first husband, the rock star has even claimed that her current marriage has offered her a level of bliss that she never imagined she would experience again.