Tina Turner’s second husband sacrificed one of his organs for her because he ‘didn’t want another woman’
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Tina Turner's second husband, Erwin Bach, sacrificed one of his organs for her because he ‘didn’t want another woman’.
The Rock' n' Roll queen herself - best known for hits such as 'Proud Mary' and 'The Best' - died at the age of 83, her publicist Bernard Doherty said on Wednesday (24 May).
The star died 'peacefully' at her Swiss home, with a statement confirming the sad news reading: "With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.
“With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”
In a career spanning over 60 years, the American-Swiss singer, who was born Anna Mae Bullock in Tennessee, won eight competitive Grammy Awards and has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St Louis Walk of Fame.
But in recent years, the legendary singer has suffered from much ill-health, which all started with an intestinal cancer diagnosis in 2016.
After beating cancer and also suffering a stroke, the singer's kidneys started to fail to a point where they were only functioning at around 20 percent.
The singer had two options: dialysis or transplant.
Luckily for Turner, this is where Bach came in and made a huge sacrifice to save his wife's life.
In her 2018 autobiography, Tina Turner: My Love Story, Turner told her fans of some of her health struggles.
"Only the transplant would give me a good chance of a near-normal life. But the chances of getting a donor kidney were remote," as per a series by the Daily Mail.
The singer added that she didn't want to go on dialysis because she didn't want to 'live on a machine'.
She continued: "It wasn't my idea of life. But the toxins in my body had started taking over.
"I couldn't eat. I was surviving but not living. I began to think about death.
"If my kidneys were going, and it was time for me to die, I could accept that. It was OK. When it's time, it's really time."
Turner even signed up to assisted suicide, but before things got any further, her loving husband stepped in.
"He said he didn't want another woman, or another life," Turner continued.
"Then he shocked me. He said he wanted to give me one of his kidneys."
If that isn't true love, I don't know what is.