Tina Turner was still struggling with kidney problems just two months before her death.
The “Best of” singer said in March that despite receiving a kidney transplant from her second husband, Erwin Bach, her body had attempted to reject the organ.
“The months after transplantation have been marked by a never-ending ups and downs,” he told the European Health Kidney Alliance.
“As often happens after a transplant, at times my body has tried to reject the donor kidney.”
Turner, who died Wednesday at the age of 83, said he would need to be hospitalized frequently and felt “scared”.
“I kept getting nauseated and dizzy, I forgot something and I was very scared. These issues are still not fully resolved,” she said.
“I use multiple prescriptions and take great care in following my doctors’ prescriptions meticulously. Because I know I can trust them and their therapy.”
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Queen had publicly documented her health problems since the 1960s, when she was first diagnosed with high blood pressure, but she took a dramatic turn in 2013 when she suffered a stroke just three weeks after marrying Bach.
Turner recovered, but immediately turned from homeopathic medicine in favor of medical practitioners after realizing he had entered a “life or death” state.
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.
“I didn’t know that uncontrolled hypertension would worsen my kidney disease and that by giving up control of my blood pressure, I would kill my kidneys,” she said.
“I would never have replaced my medications with homeopathic alternatives if I had any idea how much danger it was for me. Thanks to my naivete, I had brought myself to a point where it was a matter of life and death.”
The “What’s Love Got to Do With It” artist died of natural causes at his home in Switzerland.
“With his music and his passion for life without limits, he has captivated millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” broadcaster Bernard Doherty said in a statement.
“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.”