Tina Turner bids farewell to fans as she leaves celebrity life

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Tina Turner is officially leaving Hollywood.
Tina Turner is officially leaving Hollywood.
Bruce Glikas/ Getty Images

When it comes to music, she has proved that she’s simply the best.

And now, at the age of 81, she finally plans to bow out of the spotlight.

Tina Turner – real name Anna Mae Bullock – will open up about her troubled past and living with PTSD as she bids a final farewell to her fans in a touching new documentary on her life.

Read more | New Tina Turner museum to open

According to the BBC, the two-part film, which premieres this weekend, tracks the singer's rise from a self-described “girl from the cotton fields” to a global music icon.

The feature length documentary, simply titled Tina, will feature testimonies from people who know her including Actress Angela Basset who once starred as Tina in the movie What’s Love got to do with it.

It also charts her rise to fame, as well as her abusive marriage to Ike Turner and her resurrection as a rock icon in the 1980s.

Now 81, and plagued by ill health as reported by Mirror, Tina has suffered a stroke and cancer. The soul and rock music legend also suffered kidney failure which led to a transplant in 2017.

It is revealed that she suffers from a post-traumatic stress disorder from the domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of her first husband, Ike Turner.

In a preview of the HBO documentary, Tina explains how she wants to enter the third and final chapter of her life out of the spotlight.

“I had an abusive life, there’s no other way to tell the story. It’s a reality. It’s a truth. That’s what you’ve got so you have to accept it”.

Watch the trailer here:

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24