TINA Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband.
The 78-year-old singer says in an upcoming autobiography that she has suffered from kidney disease, and by 2016 her kidneys were at “20 per cent and plunging rapidly.”
In a serialisation of her autobiography Tina Turner: My Love Story in the Daily Mail, Turner 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.”
She says her husband, Erwin Bach, “shocked me by saying that he wanted to give me one of his kidneys.”
Turner says she was “overwhelmed by the enormity of his offer.”
Tina Turner has revealed she was so ill with kidney failure she was ready to end her life until hubby Erwin donated one of his own. https://t.co/RhQtZgdVrl— NHS Organ Donation💗 (@NHSOrganDonor)
Turner, whose hits include “Proud Mary” and “What’s Love Got to do With It?,” married German music executive Bach in 2013 after a long relationship.
Extracts from Tina Turner: My Love Story were released Saturday by publisher Penguin.
In the book, Turner encourages people to sign up to donate organs.