Tina Turner Is Leaving The Spotlight After Upcoming Docu, Still Has Nightmares About Abusive Marriage W/ Ike Turner
Tina Turner is ready to say goodbye to her fans after an upcoming documentary Tina.
The project premieres on HBO Max on March 27th. It tells the story of the ups and downs Tina Turner has experienced in her life, which she is now ready to move past. The 81-year-old legend infamously suffered an abusive relationship by the hands of her ex-husband, the late Ike Turner. She also experienced several serious health issues from a stroke and cancer to kidney failure that required her to undergo a transplant in 2017.
She said in her documentary that wants to live the rest of her life out of the public eye, adding:
“It wasn’t a good life. The good did not balance the bad. 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.
“Some people say the life that I lived and the performances that I gave, the appreciation, is blasting with the people. And yeah, I should be proud of that. I am. But when do you stop being proud? I mean, when do you, how do you bow out slowly? Just go away?”
She and her husband, Erwin Bach, 65, who she married in 2013, make one final trip to the states to see a broadway show dedicated to her career The Tina Turner Story.
Erwin Bach explained,
“She said, ‘I’m going to America to say goodbye to my American fans and I’ll wrap it up.’ And I think this documentary and the play, this is it — it’s a closure.”
He suggested that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as she still has nightmares about her marriage to Ike Turner.
“She has dreams about it, they’re not pleasant. It’s like when soldiers come back from the war. It’s not an easy time to have those in your memory and then try to forget.”
Ike Turner died in 2007 from an accidental overdose. Tina Turner continued and said her hate for Ike Turner changed after his passing.
“For a long time I did hate Ike, I have to say that. But then, after he died, I really realized that he was an ill person. He did get me started and he was good to me in the beginning. So I have some good thoughts. Maybe it was a good thing that I met him, that I don’t know. It hurts to have to remember those times, but at a certain stage forgiveness takes over, forgiving means not having to hold on. It was letting go, because it only hurts you. By not forgiving, you suffer, because you think about it over and over. And for what?”
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