Tina Turner Reveals Husband Donated His Kidney And Saved Her Life

Tina Turner has survived some of the toughest things imaginable but she credits husband Erwin Bach with giving her a second chance at life. The legendary performer revealed in her upcoming memoir, My Love Story, that after suffering a stroke and being diagnosed with intestinal cancer, she also faced total kidney failure.

“I wondered if anyone would think that Erwin’s living donation was transactional in some way,” she says. “Incredibly, considering how long we had been together, there were still people who wanted to believe that Erwin married me for my money and fame. What else would a younger man want with an older woman? Erwin always ignored the rumors.”

PEOPLE reports the operation took place in 2017 and that although her health has improved greatly, she still suffers from complications such as dizziness, forgetfulness, anxiety and diarrhea.

“I lived through a hellish marriage that almost destroyed me, but I went on. I know that my medical adventure is far from over. But I’m still here — we’re still here, closer than we ever imagined. I can look back and understand why my karma was the way it was. Good came out of bad. Joy came out of pain. And I have never been so completely happy as I am today.”

Turner’s memoir My Love Story is set to be released October 16, 2018.



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