Tina Turner revealed 'she refused to face reality and put herself in ‘danger' in last post
TINA Turner acknowledged that she'd put her body in danger with non-conventional medicine in her last social media post, which she shared just days before her death.
The music legend said she had been 'neglecting her body for years'
While a cause of death has not yet been released, Tina admitted to years of neglecting her body.
Turner was plagued by ill health, including suffering a stroke and battling cancer.
The soul and rock music legend also suffered kidney failure which led to a transplant in 2017.
In her final post, she wrote: "My kidneys are victims of my not realising that my high blood pressure should have been treated with conventional medicine.
"I have put myself in great danger by refusing to face the reality that I need daily, lifelong therapy with medication.
"For far too long I believed that my body was an untouchable and indestructible bastion."
She used the post to announce her support for a new international campaign for kidney health called Show Your Kidneys Love, where she said people could "read the whole story of my disease."
She directed her followers to the campaign's website, adding: "Here you can find out how your kidneys work, what the risk factors are and how you can keep these important organs healthy. Let’s show our kidneys some love!"
A family spokesperson confirmed "Tina Turner, the 'Queen of Rock'n Roll' has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
"With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model."
"Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA. She became famous in the late 60s as the singer of the band Ike & Tina Turner Revue, but later she became successful worldwide as a solo artist," they continued.
"With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.
"Global hits like 'What's Love Got To Do With it', 'Private Dancer' and 'The Best', more than 180 million albums sold, 12 Grammy Awards, and over three decades of sold-out stadium tours around the world are just part of her unique legacy."
The rep added: "There will be a private funeral ceremony attended by close friends and family."
"Please respect the privacy of her family at this difficult time. Further press inquiries will not be answered."
The singer, who died yesterday, did not just have one of music’s most powerful voices — she also had one of its most powerful stories.
After years of abuse that cut her off from the world, she broke free from her abusive husband Ike Turner and achieved one of history's greatest musical comebacks.
She was dismissed for years as an ageing has-been after her divorce, before roaring back with an album that changed the world’s idea of what a rock star could be.
Along the way, she taught Mick Jagger how to dance, made what John Lennon called the greatest single ever recorded — and provided the backdrop to some of Prince William’s happiest memories of his mother.
Tina rose to prominence during the 1960s as the lead singer of the St. Louis duo Ike & Tina Turner.
Roger Davies, Tina Turner's manager of 30 years, paid tribute to the star, saying: "Tina was a unique and remarkable force of nature with her strength, incredible energy and immense talent.
"From the first day I met her in 1980, she believed in herself completely when few others did at that time.
"It was a privilege and an honour to have been a close friend as well as her manager for more than 30 years."
The last time Tina was seen out in public was in November 2019 when she attended Tina - The Tina Turner Musical's opening night in New York City.
In the photos, she had help from Oprah Winfrey and Erwin Bach while walking the red carpet and appeared to be sitting down in most pictures.
In March 2022, Tina took to Twitter to share her excitement for her very own documentary where she looked quite frail while standing in front of a big-screened TV.
She first found fame alongside her then husband, Ike Turner Credit: Getty
Tina later found love with music executive, actor, and producer Erwin Bach after the pair met in the 1980s