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Tina Turner: Husband Saves Legendary Singer with Kidney

Tina Turner: Husband Saves Legendary Singer with Kidney

Did you know that Tina Turner considered assisted suicide before her husband Erwin Bach offered her his kidney?

Following the death of Tina’s son Craig Raymond Turner who died in July from suicide, Tina Turner undergoes a secret kidney transplant.

Tina Turner recently opened up on her health troubles in her new book My Love Story, revealing she underwent a secret kidney transplant last year that saved her life. Read on…

Tina Turner: Husband Saves Legendary Singer with KidneyCelebNHealth247.com reports that Tina Turner, 78, revealed that Erwin, 62, gave her ‘the ultimate gift…the gift of life.

Tina Turner also revealed that the secret kidney transplant after her failure to treat her high blood pressure.

At the time her kidneys were at just 20% of their normal function. Despite her fame and celebrity the chances of receiving a kidney was extremely low. Tina was urged to start dialysis, but she said she didn’t want to live on a machine.

In an excerpt from the book published by the Daily Mail, the Proud Mary singer wrote:

It wasn’t my idea of life. But the toxins in my body had started taking over. I couldn’t eat. I was surviving, but not living. ‘I began to think about death. If my kidneys were going, and it was time for me to die, I could accept that. It was OK. When it’s time, it’s really time. I didn’t mind the thought of dying, but I was concerned about how I would go.

Tina Turner, who lives in Switzerland, began to think about assisted suicide and signed up to be a member of Exit, an assisted dying organization.

It was then when her husband – who she married in 2013, offered her one of his kidneys.

In July of 2018, Tina Turner’s son died from suicide.

The legendary singer was heartbroken and revealed it was one of the hardest moments of her life.

Tina writes:

My saddest moment as a mother. On Thursday, July 19, 2018, I said my final goodbye to my son, Craig Raymond Turner, when I gathered with family and friends to scatter his ashes off the coast of California. He was fifty-nine when he died so tragically, but he will always be my baby.

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