She fought this disease for a long time and was very strong, says Cher, recalling her friend Tina Turner in an interview with MSNBC. The singer told about her visits to the house of the Swiss star and about the last gift she received from her.
After a spokeswoman for Tina Turner announced the 83-year-old singer’s death in a statement on Wednesday, Condolences and memories of the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” began pouring in from all over the world. Articles dedicated to the deceased have been published by many music stars, including Mick Jagger, Brian Adams, and Mariah Carey. Cher, who had known Turner for decades and visited her regularly at her home in SwitzerlandShe spoke about the singer’s struggle with the disease in an interview with MSNBC, and was later quoted, among others, by Today’s Gate.
Cher on Tina Turner Disease
“She has been battling this disease for a long time and as hard as you would expect,” said the 77-year-old singer, without specifying which ailment she meant. And then, at the end, I remember her saying to me, ‘I’m really ready. “I just don’t want to take it anymore,” Cher added. At the same time, she admitted that Turner was able to “have fun, despite the fact that she was really sick and didn’t want people to know about it.”
Of the singer’s regular visits, m.in. Shared laughter. The artists were laughing so loudly that one said, “You two laugh together is the funniest thing you can ever hear,” Cher said. From her visits to Switzerland, she also remembered Turner sitting on a chaise longue and watching the lake in front of the house, as well as the home dialysis machine, which the star had to undergo due to the worsening condition of her kidneys. As she added on MSNBC, the last gift she received from Turner for their last get-together was a pair of shoes reminiscent of the shoes worn by the “Queen of Rock and Roll” in the ’80s.
Tina Turner and Cher performed a duet
The singers developed a close friendship when Tina Turner ended her relationship with Ike Turner, The Gate reported Thursday. They appeared together on popular variety shows in the 1970s. Cher was inspired by Turner’s journey from domestic abuse victim to “rebirth” as a global superstar. “As a woman, it’s given me so much strength,” Cher told MSNBC. “I am sure she has supported many young people in a similar way,” she added.
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