EXCLUSIVE: Tina Turner talks to Oprah about surviving life-threatening illness with the help of her husband

The legendary singer received a kidney from her hubby.

Tina Turner
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Tina Turner is opening up about how her husband Erwin Back helped her get through a life-threatening illness by offering up his own kidney to save her life.

In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, icon and legend, Tina Turner discusses her new book Tina Turner: My Love Story and the upcoming Broadway musical based on her life, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. In this two-part podcast Tina shares the news that she has privately suffered several life-threatening illnesses over the past five years.

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She explains how the health scares caused her to look back and reflect on her six-decade career and how her faith in Buddhism and the love of her life, husband Erwin Bach, helped her through these difficult times. Tina also talks about her explosive marriage to the late Ike Turner, her strained relationship with her mother and the devastating suicide of her oldest son Craig.

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News of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical broke earlier this month and will arrive on Broadway next fall.

Said Turner, “Bringing this musical to life on stage and working with this team has meant so much to me, I feel that it is in many ways a culmination of my career. London audiences have been and continue to be extraordinary. Now, the bright lights of Broadway are calling, and I’m very excited to share this beautiful show with New York audiences next year.”

“I am thrilled that we are finally able to announce that Tina will open on Broadway next Fall,” said Tali Pelman, Producer and Group Creative Managing Director at Stage Entertainment.

Oprah’s interview with Tina Turner is available today on Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast. The second part of the interview will be available on Thursday, October 18.

Listen to the exclusive clip of Tina and Oprah below: