Lizzo honored the late Tina Turner with a thrilling performance after music legend passed away Wednesday.
“There would be no rock ‘n’ roll without Tina Turner!” Shouted several times during the Phoenix, Arizona tour stop.
“We lost an icon today and I didn’t allow myself to be sad,” he added. “I didn’t allow myself to cry. I don’t want to right now because I’d rather celebrate the incredible legend of Tina Turner.
“As a black girl in a rock band, I wouldn’t exist without the Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen.”
Dressed in a sparkly green dress that later changed into a leotard, the “About Damn Time” singer then interpreted Turner’s hit song “Proud Mary” with her signature dance moves.
Lizzo, 35, shared videos of her eulogy on Instagram and captioned the post “FOR TINA”.
His four-time Grammy-winning performance came hours after news broke that Turner had passed away at the age of 83.
A spokesperson for the late musician said on his Instagram account, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. She has captivated millions of fans around the world with her music and boundless passion for life and inspired the stars of tomorrow.
“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who left us his greatest work: his music. All our sincere sympathy goes to his family. Tina, we will miss you terribly.”
A representative of the “What’s Love Got to Do With It” singer confirmed to the Daily Mail on Thursday that she died of natural causes at her home in Switzerland, which she shared with her husband Erwin Bach.
Here’s what you need to know about the legendary singer Tina Turner…
“Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” died Wednesday at the age of 83, after a prolific career spanning decades.
Tina – who was adopted Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame As a solo artist in 2021 – he has sold over 100 million records worldwide during his career, with songs including the hit song “The Best” and his solo comeback single “What’s Love Got to Do With It”.
It recorded the first and only #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the song that started the resurgence of her career in the 1980s.
Tina was 44 at the time, making her the oldest solo female artist to top the Hot 100 chart.
The singer and actress has won a total of 12 Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Just two months before his death, Turner admitted he was in “great danger” due to his long struggle with kidney disease.
“My kidneys are a victim of my unawareness. [sic] The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll said on Instagram in March that my high blood pressure needs to be treated with traditional medicine.
“I put myself in great danger by refusing to face the fact that I needed daily, life-long therapy with medication. For too long I believed that my body was an inviolable and indestructible fortress.
Tina is survived by her husband and two sons, whom she adopted during her turbulent marriage to Ike Turner.
Raymond Craig, the eldest son of the “Simply the Best” singer, shared with Raymond Hill, died by suicide in Los Angeles in 2018.
And in December 2022, Tina’s son, Ronnie, died with Turner from complications of colon cancer.