Rating About this rating What's True Between andTurner suffered a series of major health setbacks beginning with a stroke and followed by bouts of intestinal cancer and kidney disease. She underwent successful operations in and to remove a cancerous section of her colon and to receive a kidney transplant. As of Marchshe was still under medical treatment related to the transplant and her body's rejection of the organ. What's False As of Marchthere were no reliable reports of Turner suffering a recurrence of either stroke or cancer, and she was in good enough health to travel abroad, make public appearances, and conduct on-camera interviews. Do you rely on Snopes reporting?
Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Tina Turner smiles on the red carpet outside a fashion show in Paris — not knowing that 6, miles away her eldest son was about to turn a gun on himself.
Four hours after this photo was taken on Tuesday, Craig Turner, 59, was found dead in his flat in Los Angeles.
Tina regretted not spending enough time with her two children, and that they witnessed so many of her beatings at the hands of husband Ike Turner. I am a loner. I lived through a divorce, separation from my family.
I never let it break me down. I arrived here undamaged. Her farmer father paid the rent in crops and demanded his youngest daughter picked cotton in the sweltering fields of the racially segregated deep South.
Tina and Ike pose with their son and step-sons in around Image: Getty Read More Anna Mae distracted herself from the back-breaking work by dreaming of a glamorous future. She recalled mum Zelma and dad Richard constantly fighting, and she felt unwanted and unloved.
She had taken my father away from another girl — which is instant karma right there. She was in the process of leaving my father when she got pregnant with me.
Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life. One night, when the singer failed to show up, she took the microphone during a break and started singing.
Ike, knowing he had found a star, called her Little Ann on billings for future gigs.
Tina worked in a hospital to pay for a flat for her and Craig, and for a baby-sitter to look after him while she sang with the band. In , when Ike upped her wages to 25 dollars a week, she moved into his house and they became a couple.
She knew he was a womaniser, with two children by two women, but within months she was pregnant with his son. Ronnie Turner was born in October