The Queen of Rock takes final bow: Where is Tina Turner now?

The Queen of Rock takes final bow: Where is Tina Turner now?

“I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy." With the new documentary, 'TINA', the music legend graciously steps out of the spotlight.

Tina Turner
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Before Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Ariana Grande - there was Tina Turner

The talented singer and performer, known as the 'Queen Of Rock', has multiple awards and sold-out arena shows to her name - and legs that could kill.

Yes, Tina Turner is simply the best!

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The 81-year-old is one of the most loved performers with a number of awards behind her name. However, with success and fame comes heartbreak and pain. 

The documentary, 'TINA', features concert footage of the iconic singer and photographs of her life that have never been seen before, as Turner opens up on a number of topics relating to her life before and after finding fame and fortune.

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"How do you bow out slowly, just go away?” Tina Turner asks, fighting tears, at the end of the documentary, 'TINA'.

The answer to her question seems to be the very film in which she asks it. After eight Grammys, a number one hit, and an inimitable decades-long career, the music icon takes her curtain call with this two-hour, intimate portrait of her life.

Facts about Tina Turner:
Real name: 

Tina Turner's real name is Anna Mae Bullock.

She started out performing under the name Little Ann until her abusive ex-husband, Ike Turner, persuaded her to change it to Tina Turner when they performed together as the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.

Her husband and children:

Tina Turner was married to Ike Turner for 16 years until they divorced in 1978.

The couple had two biological sons, Ronald Renelle Turner and Craig Raymond Turner, and Tina adopted two of Ike's other children, Ike Turner Jr. and Michael Turner, and raised them as her own. Tragically, Craig Turner was found dead in June 2018 when he was 59-years-old.

In 2013, Turner married Erwin Bach. The couple share an idyllic home (called the Chateau Algonquin) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Grammy Awards and other achievements:

Turner has won eight Grammys and has been nominated for 12. She has three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Turner has sold nearly 200-million records and more tickets than any other solo performer in history. She was also the first black artist and first female to be on the cover of Rolling Stone.

The song that made her famous: 

After breaking away from her relationship with Ike and launching herself as a solo singer, her 1984 album, 'Private Dancer', became a worldwide hit.

Selling over 20-million copies and earning her three Grammy Awards, the song 'What's Love Got To Do With It' put her on the map.


Turner formally retired in 2009 after her 'Tina! 50th Anniversary' tour. “I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy,” she recalled to The New York Times. “That’s all I’d ever done in my life.”

In 2009, Tina Turner had her last show at the age of 67. She performed the hit single, 'Proud Mary', for almost 10 minutes non-stop. 

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Image Credit: Instagram/ Tina Turner

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