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Tina Turner Celebrated Her 80th Birthday

Tina Turner Celebrated Her 80th Birthday
Tina Turner Celebrated Her 80th Birthday
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Last week, November 26, American singer Tina Turner celebrated her 80th birthday. Her life was filled with a huge number of events that could have been filmed for a great Hollywood TV series. In honor of her birthday, a musical was even staged on Broadway based on a story from her biography. Read on for the most important events in her life.

Tina Turner is a woman's pseudonym, her real name is Anna Bullock, she was born on the farm where her parents lived. From an early age, she worked on the plantations, picking cotton with her older sisters, and on Sundays she sang in the church choir, where she realized that singing was something more for her.

Tina's childhood was not carefree. Her father often beat her mother, so one terrible day, the woman simply packed her things and ran away from home at night, leaving her husband with children. The singer always said that she never felt maternal love, and indeed she was unwanted in the family. The father could not raise the girls himself and sent them to live with his mother. The grandmother died 5 years later, and Turner took her mother after all.

Tina says that she has always been sociable, she had excellent relationships with peers. Basically, her friends became guys, at the institute she was a member of the basketball team, and also was engaged in cheerleading. After graduation, she immediately got a job as a nurse in a local clinic.

In her younger years, she often went to nightclubs with her sister. Once in another institution, the girl heard the singer of the "King of Rhythm" group Ike Turner singing. She was very impressed by what she heard and set herself a goal: to sing at least once with him on stage. And she had such an opportunity a few years later. At one of the group's concerts, the drummer handed her a microphone and she performed a famous hit, after which the soloist himself became interested in her person.


This event became the most fateful in her life. She saw two ways for herself: to sing on stage with this group or to work in a hospital.

At the age of 18, Tina convinced Ike to let her sing in the same group, and he agreed. She lived in the house where the entire team of the group lived, and began a relationship with a saxophonist. Soon she became pregnant and the guy left her. And his beloved Hayk realized that Tina was pregnant with him. The girl decided to shoot Turner, but during the showdown she shot herself, but survived.

The celebrity gave birth to a son and two years later just started a relationship with Ike. In the same year she gave birth to his second child, and after a certain time they got married. The singer has been officially married 10 times in his entire life, due to his obnoxious nature. Tina herself suffered greatly from her husband, as he often put his hand to her.

Tina endured violence for a long time and continued to live with him. At one point, she fell into a severe depression and decided to leave this life, but changed her mind in time and divorced the tyrant, while she was left with a change in her pocket and bruises all over her body.

In the 80s, Tina decided to return to her career and her new hit What’s Love Got To Do With It made the singer popular. In 1984, her world tour had already begun. She immediately got into the Guinness Book of Records as a female singer, who gathered the largest paid audience (more than 188 thousand people).

She had to endure a terrible tragedy in the summer of 2018. Her eldest son decided to commit suicide at the age of 59. She still does not know what prompted him to take this step, the man had everything to enjoy life, but he never talked to anyone about problems, perhaps this was the reason.

Tina also suffered many health problems. Initially, she had a stroke and she learned to walk again, after a few years, she found out that she was suffering from bowel cancer. Thank God everything worked out, although the singer lost all hopes for life.

On her 80th birthday, the celebrity posted a message to her fans on Twitter.She reported that she looks good, feels good, although she continues to fight her diseases. She thanked life for the second chance and admitted that she considers herself a happy person.

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