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Music superstar Tina Turner has bid a final farewell to her fans in a new film that shows tells the story of how she broke out from her tragic past and finally achieved her happiness. Watch the trailer here:
The 81-year-old singer has been suffering from ill health recently, and hasn't appeared on stage for 10 years.
However, in Tina - a feature length documentary - she looks back across her years and takes in her younger life, which was full of suffering, as well as her rise to global superstardom and love from a wide fanbase.
Turner has been suffering from the effects of a stroke, as well as kidney failure and cancer for some time, and underwent a kidney transplant in 2017.
In the film, she describes how she now wants to step back from the spotlight and enjoy her remaining years in privacy, as well as discussing how she now suffers from a form of post-traumatic stress disorder due to the abuse she suffered at the hands of her former partner and musical collaborator, Ike Turner.
In reflection, Turner said: "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 documentary also focuses on how she eventually found happiness with her second husband Erwin Brach.
The pair discuss that on camera during the documentary, as well as travelling to the USA to see the Broadway premiere of her stage show The Tina Turner Story - and to say goodbye to her fans in the country.
Erwin said: "She said, 'I'm going to America to say goodbye to my American fans and I'll wrap it up.' And I think this documentary and the play, this is it - it's a closure."
Tina also recounted how - after a kidney transplant for which Erwin was the donor - she considered assisted suicide in Switzerland, where the practice is legal.
She explained: "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."
Tina will premiere on Sky Documentaries and Now TV on 28 March.
Featured Image Credit: PA
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