In Memory of Tina Turner


10 Jun 2023 | 1 | by kjh

2566710login-checkIn Memory of Tina Turner

Tina Turner, the famous singer and dancer was born Anna Mae Bullock in 1939 in Brownsville, TN.  She burst onto the music scene with her husband, Ike Turner and his band “Kings of Rhythm” in 1957.  In 1960 she came out with the hit single “A Fool in Love” as Tina Turner.  By 1984 she was a massive star with the hit, “Private Dancer” and a Grammy award for record of the year.  More hits followed and no one could get enough of her onstage dancing and beautiful voice.

In 2018, Tina Turner wrote a memoir called “My Love Story” and she talked about her different illnesses that were life threatening.  She revealed that she had high blood pressure since 1978. But she said that she did not take care of herself and failed to use medication.  Eventually she had damage to her kidneys and then kidney failure. 

Tina started dialysis, which removes excess fluid and waste from the blood when the kidneys no longer function properly.  She then received a kidney transplant from her husband, Erwin Bach.  It saved her life but there were many challenges after that.  She ended up in the hospital due to complications with the transplant.

Tina Turner wanted people to know how important your kidneys are.  If you have uncontrolled high blood pressure or hypertension, take care of it.

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1 month ago

She definitely contributed a lot to the music world. RIP

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