A new Tina Turner documentary explores the singer’s legendary hits and tumultuous personal life.
Turner will bid a final farewell to her fans in the touching film that shows how she has overcome her painful past and finally found happiness.
In the feature-length documentary, simply titled ‘Tina,’ the singer looks back on camera for the first time at her younger years filled with struggle and pain, then the true love and global fame she found as a middle-aged woman.
Now 81 and plagued by ill health, including a stroke and cancer, the soul and rock music legend also suffered kidney failure which led to a transplant in 2017.
In the film she tells how she wants to enter the third and final chapter of her life out of the spotlight, and it is revealed that she has a form of post-traumatic stress disorder from the domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of her first husband and music partner, Ike Turner.
Looking back, Tina reflects: “It wasn’t a good life. The good did not balance the bad.
“I had an abusive life, there’s no other way to tell the story. It’s a reality. It’s a truth. That’s what you’ve got, so you have to accept it.
“Some people say the life that I lived and the performances that I gave, the appreciation, is blasting with the people. And yeah, I should be proud of that. I am.
“But when do you stop being proud? I mean, when do you, how do you bow out slowly? Just go away?”
The details of Tina’s life have been chronicled before, first in her 1986 autobiography, ‘I, Tina,’ and in the 1993 biopic ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ with Angela Bassett as Tina.
She is bringing down the curtain on a career which saw her sell more than 100 million records, and at her peak in the Eighties, sell out arenas around the globe.
‘Tina’ will air simultaneously on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday, March 27.