Tina Turner reflects on 'second chance at life' after turning 80

music news 27/11/2019

The legendary singer Tina Turner has just ticked over 80 fabulous years on this earth, and to mark the milestone, the Proud Mary singer decided to share a positive video with her fans.

Following her recent battle with cancer and a kidney transplant, Tina posted a reflective video talking about her second chance at life.

“It’s like having a second chance at life," she said.

“I’m 80. What do I think? How did I think I would be at 80? Not like this."

“I look great. I feel good. I have gone through some very serious sicknesses that I am overcoming. It’s like having a second chance at life.

“I am happy to be an 80-year-old.”

Tina had a mild stroke after marrying German music executive Erwin Bach in 2013, and had to learn how to walk again.

Three years later, she was diagnosed with kidney failure and ­intestinal cancer. Doctors removed part of her intestine, but her kidney issues worsened.

However, Erwin gave her one of his own kidneys, and Tina had a successful transplant operation in April 2017.