Tina Turner tragically passed away at the age of 83. “It is with tremendous regret that we announce Tina Turner’s passing,” her team said in a statement released to the public.
She attracted millions of followers worldwide with her songs and her unbridled zest for life, and she served as an inspiration for upcoming celebrities. Turner has experienced several health challenges in the past, though officials haven’t revealed how the rock ‘n’ roll icon passed away.
The vocalist of “Proud Mary” experienced a stroke in 2013. The artist was brought to a local hospital after waking up one morning with no ability to speak.
Turner described the harrowing day, stating, “Immediately they took me in and said, ‘It’s a mild stroke from the back of the head,’ and then they took me down in the room, and I didn’t believe it.”
In 2016, she received a diagnosis of intestinal cancer. In her memoir “My Love Story,” Turner, who survived cancer and had a portion of her intestine removed, said, “I know that my medical adventure is far from over.”
Turner struggled with kidney problems after surviving intestinal cancer. One of her final posts before passing away focused on her ability to survive.
Before her death, Tina Turner discussed her kidney problems.
In the same year that Tina Turner received her cancer diagnosis, she was also given a kidney failure diagnosis. The “Proud Mary” singer revealed in a post for Show Your Kidneys Love that after receiving her diagnosis, her life completely changed.
Turner declared, “I had to start dialysis in order to survive. Although it was my only choice, spending hours tethered to a machine was dismal.”
“Tina Turner: My Love Story,” her autobiography, states that she was on the verge of passing away and that her kidneys were “functioning at 20 percent.” Erwin Bach, Turner’s husband, gave his kidney to the legendary musician. In 2017, Turner underwent a kidney transplant.
She proclaimed, “Today is International World Kidney Day,” in one of her last Instagram postings. Why is it crucial? because renal failure is painless. “My kidneys are victims of my not realizing that my high blood pressure should have been treated with conventional medicine,” Turner said, describing how she had disregarded the warning signs she was ill. “By denying that I require daily, lifetime counseling and medicine, I have put myself at grave risk.”
Turner’s cause of death is currently unknown, but it is obvious that her health issues persisted and negatively impacted how she lived right up to her untimely death.
After receiving a kidney transplant, Tina Turner knew her health problems would worsen. This was discussed by the “What’s Love Got To Do With It” singer in her autobiography, “My Love Story.”
“I know that my medical journey is far from over,” she said. “There always appears to be another test, doctor’s appointment, or biopsy to do after a transplant.” The Grammy-winning musician was unfortunately correct.
Turner wrote about her post-transplant struggles in Show Your Kidneys Love. She remarked, “Occasionally, as is common after transplantation, my body attempted to reject the donor’s kidney. This occasionally necessitated multiple hospital admissions.”
Turner experienced symptoms including nausea and vertigo. She acknowledged how challenging it was to manage her condition. “These issues are still not fully fixed,” she noted. “I take several prescription medications, and I pay close attention to carefully abide by my doctor’s instructions. Because I am confident in them and their treatments.”
Turner was a pillar of inner strength who always saw the bright side, despite her many health issues. According to The Mirror, the performer, who turned 80 in 2019, spoke about how she felt better than ever.
“I’m 80, she said. I look terrific. I feel great. I’ve battled several really significant illnesses that I’m currently beating. It’s comparable to getting another chance at life.”