Tina Turner has admitted she considered assisted suicide in 2016 before her husband, Irwin Buck, donated a kidney.
loving star After years of battling health problems, he died at his home in Kusnach, near Zurich, Switzerland, at the age of 83.
she revealed in her memoir In late 2016, she registered with an assisted suicide organization because she was preparing for the possibility of dying.
Turner noticed that uncontrolled high blood pressure was accelerating kidney damage. And if her body were to malfunction, She began to come to terms with the idea of death.
Her husband Bach finally donated the kidney to her in 2017.
A final image of Tina Turner telling fans that she is looking forward to the release of her documentary ‘Tina’ on March 22, 2021.
Tina Turner and husband Irwin Buck. Turner discovered that her kidneys were failing because of her high blood pressure, and she considered assisted suicide, she said.her husband finally offered to donate her organs
In her book, she writes, “I think that was when the idea of my death became a reality for Erwin.” He was very emotional that he didn’t want to lose me or leave me. ”
The last image of herself posted by Tina on March 22, 2021 showed a feeble look as she told fans she was looking forward to the release of her documentary, Tina.
In an excerpt from her book published by DailyMail.com“By December 2016, my kidney function was at a record low of 20% and declining rapidly,” Turner said. “And I was faced with two options: regular dialysis. or a kidney transplant.
“It wasn’t my outlook on life. But the toxins in my body were starting to take effect. I couldn’t eat. I survived, but I didn’t live.”
“I started thinking about death. If my kidneys were to fail and it was time to die, I could accept it. It was OK. When the time came, I didn’t care about dying, but I was worried about what would happen next.
“One advantage of living in Switzerland is that assisted suicide is legal, but the patient has to inject the lethal drug himself.
“There are several organizations that facilitate this process, such as Exit and Dignitas.
“I think it was at this point that my death became real to Erwin. He was very emotional, not wanting to lose me or leave me.”
Tina Turner revealed that her husband donated her kidney at that moment.
She recalled: “He said he didn’t want another woman, no other life. We were happy and he would do anything to keep us together.
Oprah Winfrey and Tina Turner attend the opening night of ‘Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’ at the Rant Fontan Theater on November 7, 2019
Tina Turner performing on stage at the World Music Theater in Tinley Park, Illinois, June 28, 1997
“Then he shocked me. He said he wanted to donate one of his kidneys to me.
“I was overwhelmed by the size of his offer. I was trying to persuade him.”
She revealed that Irwin had to undergo a battery of psychological tests to ensure that she was donating the kidney for the right reason.
“Our big day was scheduled for April 7, 2017,” said Tina. “Two operating rooms were set up, one for the donor, one for the recipient and two There were two surgical teams, two of everything.” Erwin’s surgery was performed first.
“Of course I was worried about the transplant, but I was much more worried about him. After about an hour, it was my turn.
“When I woke up, I was so groggy that everything felt like a dream: the lights, the sounds, the conversations, the visits of the doctors and nurses.
“It took me a while to realize that I was in the intensive care unit, surrounded by a hundred or so machines, and starting a new life as a woman with healthy kidneys. After stretching my toes a few times, I noticed that I felt better.
“The best moment was when Erwin rolled into my room in his wheelchair.”
Tina Turner’s death was announced on May 24th.
On April 9, in what is believed to be her last public statement, she told The Guardian how she hoped the world would remember her and how she died. He said he wasn’t afraid.
‘What kind of person do you want people to remember you are? ‘ asked the Guardian.
“As the Queen of Rock and Roll.” As the woman who showed other women that it was okay to strive for success in their own way. ”
When asked what she fears about growing old, she replied, “Nothing.” This is the full adventure of life and I embrace and accept each day what it brings. ”
Turner is survived by two of her four sons (two of whom died before her) and her 67-year-old husband, Irwin Buck.
The two got married in 2013 after dating for nearly 30 years.
Born Anna-May Brock in 1939 in Brownsville, Tennessee, to Zelma and Floyd Brock, Turner overcame a tumultuous childhood and an abusive marriage to become a music sensation and legendary singer. became a performer.
Turner with Mick Jagger at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia in 1985. It was an iconic performance with obvious chemistry. Turner toured with the Rolling Stones in the late ’60s.In her final interview just last month, Turner admitted to him that she had “a crush on me for a long time.”
1995 with Elton John at the VH1 Fashion & Music Awards in New York
Turner and first husband Ike.The two rose to stardom together on The Ike & Tina Turner Revue
In her early twenties, she rose to fame with her ex-husband’s live act, The Ike & Tina Turner Revue.
Behind the facade of success and marital bliss, she endured brutal abuse throughout her marriage. They divorced in 1978.
Turner, who is determined to make it on her own while raising four sons, surprised fans and the media by speaking publicly about her abuse.
“Ike and Tina are so positive and I wanted to stop people from thinking we were such a great team,” Turner explained in the documentary of the same name.
By the early ’80s, she was a musical powerhouse in her own right, alongside some of the world’s most admired rock stars.
Sparking her success with inspiring performances with Mick Jagger and David Bowie, she soon won awards and was hailed as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Over the course of her career, Turner has won eight Grammy Awards out of 25 nominations and has won three Lifetime Grammy Awards. Her last stadium concert was in Sheffield, England in 2009.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12124541/Tina-Turner-admitted-considered-assisted-suicide-2016-Erwin-Bach-donated-kidney.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Tina Turner admitted she contemplated assisted suicide in 2016 before Irwin Buck donated a kidney