Two months before her passing, Tina Turner acknowledged that her approach had put her at grave risk and expressed regret for not taking better care of her kidneys.
Tina Turner Regretted Not Taking Care Of Kidneys Two Months Before Death
Turner Talked About Her Health Openly
On March 9, International World Kidney Day, Turner, 83, talked openly about her health issues.
She Shouldn't Have Ignored Her Diagnosis
She admitted that by ignoring her 1978 diagnosis of hypertension, she placed her life in "great danger."
She Wrote About Her Condition On Instagram
She wrote on Instagram, ”My kidneys are victims of my not realizing 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.”
The Singer Died In Her Home
The singer of What's Love Got to Do With It passed away on Wednesday in her home in Switzerland. It is still unknown if her kidneys are the reason.
Glimpse Of Her Final Days
In her Instagram post, Turner added, "For far too long I believed that my body was an untouchable and indestructible bastion." This post gave a glimpse of her final days.
No Fear Of Death
In a spooky interview from April with The Guardian, Turner said she wanted to be remembered and revealed that she had no fear of dying.
She Wanted To Be Remembered As A Queen Of Rock 'n' Roll
The Guardian questioned, "How would you like to be remembered?" She said, "As the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. As a woman who showed other women that it is OK to strive for success on their own terms."
The Fearless Woman
The interviewer asked her, "what frightens her about getting older?" To which she replied, "Nothing. This is life’s full adventure and I embrace and accept every day with what it brings."
Celebrities Paid Tribute
Several famous people and celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to Turner, tweeting images of her performance.
Obama Called Her Unstoppable
Late on Wednesday, the late singer was honored by former President Obama, who called her "unstoppable."
He Shared Her Picture On Twitter
He shared a picture of Turner on Twitter with the caption. He wrote, "Tina Turner was raw. She was powerful. She was unstoppable. And she was unapologetically herself—speaking and singing her truth through joy and pain; triumph and tragedy. Today we join fans around the world in honoring the Queen of Rock and Roll, and a star whose light will never fade."
Tweet By Diana Ross
The singer Diana Ross shared a picture of herself with Turner on Twitter, writing, Shocked. Saddened. Sending condolences to Tina Turner’s family and loved ones.
Tweet By The Mayor Of New York
New York’s mayor, Eric Adams, wrote, "Tina Turner was our voice. She's an icon who knocked down boundaries, shook our soul, and redefined music. She overcame so much to become an icon. May she rest in peace"
Tweet By Bryan Adams
Singer Bryan Adams posted a picture online of him and Turner and wrote, "RIP my dear @tinaturner I'll be forever grateful for you bringing me on tour, going in the studio together and most of all, being your friend. Thank you for being an inspiration to millions of people around the world for speaking your truth and giving us the gift of your unbelievable voice. My condolences to Erwin and your family. It's Only Love...and that's all." #tinaturner
Instagram Post By Elton John
Elton John also posted a picture of him with Turner on Instagram. He wrote, “We have lost one of the world’s most exciting and electric performers,” he wrote. “A total legend on record and on stage. She was untouchable.”
Instagram Post By Priscilla Presley
Priscilla Presley also honored her on Instagram by writing, “Tina Turner was one of Elvis’ favorite performers. When she took the stage, it was pure magic. I remember how she held an audience with an energy that was undeniably pure Tina! She has left a remarkable legacy and will be sorely missed by all.”
Turner Seemed Weak
The Tennessee-born singer is well known for her enthralling live performances, but she seemed weak at her last public performance and needed help walking.
Her Last Public Appearance
Turner was last seen in public in November 2019 when she could not stand alone while attending the Broadway musical premiere about her life.
Turner Needed Help While Walking On The Red Carpet
She was seen seated in most images taken at the occasion, and Oprah Winfrey and her husband, Erwin Bach, assisted her as she walked the red carpet.