Tina Turner Confessed She Was In ‘Great Danger’ In Post Shortly Before Her Death

Tina Turner said that having kidney disease put her health in 'great danger'.
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Tina Turner confessed to being in ‘great danger’ shortly before her death.

The ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’ singer, 83, made countless hit songs such as ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Better Be Good To Me’ and ‘The Best’.

Turner sold over 100 million records worldwide – which makes her one of the biggest-selling artists of all time – and won 12 Grammy awards.

Sadly, the icon passed away at her home in Switzerland on May 24.

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In a statement, her representative says: “Tina Turner, the ‘Queen of Rock’n Roll’ has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.

“With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.”

A post on her Instagram also confirmed the news, which reads: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner.

“With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.

“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”

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News of her death has rocked the music industry, with many icons paying tribute.

Beyoncé called Turner her ‘inspiration’ and said she was the ‘epitome of power and passion’ as per her website.

Vice President Kamala Harris pens: “Tina Turner was a spectacular light whose life was a testament to all those who believe in what can be, unburdened by what has been.

“From Nutbush, TN to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, her strength, voice, and signature moves inspired millions. Tina Turner was simply the best.”


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The Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger adds: “I’m so saddened by the passing of my wonderful friend Tina Turner.

“She was truly an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped me so much when I was young and I will never forget her.”

The ‘Goldeneye’ singer spent the later years of her life living in Switzerland with her German music executive husband Erwin Bach.

In 2017, he donated his kidney to Turner, who had previously battled intestinal cancer – which led to kidney failure.

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Tina Turner said that having kidney disease put her health in ‘great danger’. Credit: Alamy

Two months before her death, the ‘Steamy Windows’ singer shared an Instagram post to discuss her health on International World Kidney Day – in which she confessed to putting herself in ‘great danger’ by not taking her hypertension diagnosis in 1978 seriously.

In the caption, she wrote: “My kidneys are victims of my not realising that my high blood pressure should have been treated with conventional medicine.

“I have put myself in great danger by refusing to face the reality that I need daily, lifelong therapy with medication.”

She described feeling that her body was ‘untouchable’ before announcing that she was supporting a new campaign for kidney health.

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Despite having the procedure to help her disease, the ‘I Don’t Wanna Fight’ singer still suffered from mild symptoms such as nausea and dizziness.

Speaking to European Kidney Health Alliance, Turner opened up about her condition following the donation.

She candidly revealed: “The months after the transplantation were marked by a never-ending up and down.

“From time to time, my body tried to reject the donor’s kidney, as it frequently happens after transplantation. Every so often, this required more hospital admissions.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.