Tina Turner says goodbye to the fans!

Tina Turner has written and discussed many times about the years of horrific abuse she endured during her marriage to musician Ike Turner, with whom she fell in love when she was just a teenager.

The way they marked it emerges with the utmost sincerity from a new documentary about the artist’s life.

The 81-year-old diva admitted in the film that she still has flashbacks to the beatings she endured from the musician, including while she was pregnant with their son, Ronnie. “This scene comes back, you dream, the real picture is there – it’s like a curse,” she said.

The singer is appreciated for talking about domestic violence in the 1980s, at a time when this topic was not addressed in the press, and even less by international celebrities.

But Tina says she didn’t say those things then expect to get rid of the journalists who kept asking her about her relationship with Ike.

“No one was talking about sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic abuse, point abuse,” said Oprah Winfrey, herself abused as a child.

Tina also confessed in the documentary that she was left with post-traumatic stress disorder after the marriage ended in 1978, a PTSD amplified by the numerous health problems she suffered from in recent years.

referring to what she was like when she met her, her current husband compared her to a soldier returning from the war.

Tina suffered a stroke in 2013, just weeks after her wedding to producer Erwin Bach. In 2016, she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. In 2018, her son, Craig, committed suicide at the age of 59 due to depression and loneliness, amplified by alcohol abuse.

The documentary not only reminds of the tragedies in the singer’s life but also tells the story of a career through which she triumphed over abuse and discrimination. Tina Turner turned 45, with her 1984 album Private Dancer, which she considers her true debut.

Tina, directed by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, seen as a farewell to the singer from her millions of fans, premiered earlier this month at the Berlin Film Festival and will air on HBO from March 27.


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