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Singer Tina Turner dies after ‘long illness’

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The music world mourns the “Queen of Rock’n’roll”. Anna Mae Bullock, her real name, died in Switzerland where she lived with her husband Erwin Bach. According to a press release published by her team on the singer’s Instagram account, she is died peacefully after a long illness. But what was she suffering from?

Hypertension and kidney failure

Tina Turner suffered for years from kidney failure – the kidneys can no longer play their role of filter – caused by high blood pressure. Sadly, the American singer confessed in testimony on International Kidney Day that she had put herself “in great danger by refusing to accept the reality that I needed daily medication for the rest of my life. my life” (source 1). “I didn’t care. I don’t remember ever being given an explanation of what high blood pressure means or how it affects the body. Therefore, I have no didn’t really try to control her she continued.

After years of not taking proper care of her disease, Tina Turner suffered a stroke, then her kidneys began to function less well: it was the beginning of her renal failure. Even faced with this serious state of health, the singer did not wish to be treated with conventional drugs, and turned to homeopathy to treat her hypertension.

I had no idea that having uncontrolled high blood pressure would make my kidney disease worse and that I would kill my kidneys by giving up control of my blood pressure. I would never have replaced my medication with homeopathic alternatives if I had had an idea of ​​what was at stake for me, she testified.

Unfortunately, in 2017, his kidneys were not working more than “20%”. At this stage of end-stage renal disease, two options: dialysis or the kidney transplant. Faced with the risk of death and after months of dialysis, her husband Erwin Bach volunteered to donate one of his kidneys, saving his wife’s lifeeven if “some problems are still not completely resolved”, had confessed Tina Turner.

A shower of tributes

Numerous tributes followed the disappearance of the interpreter of “What’s Love Got To Do With It”. Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger mourns his “so talented, warm, funny and generous” friend. For singer Mariah Carey, “the terms ‘legendary’, ‘icon’, ‘diva’ and ‘superstar’ are often used indiscriminately, yet Tina Turner embodies them all and so many others”. Even NASA, the American space agency, paid tribute to her: “Music legend Tina Turner shone on stage and in millions of hearts as the queen of rock’n’roll. His legacy will live forever among the stars”.

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