Tina Turner Speaks Out About Ike Turner: “I Don’t Know If I Could Ever Forgive All That Ike Ever Did To Me”

September 9, 2019  |  

Tina Turner

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Legendary entertainer Tina Turner’s life is about to be turned into a musical. The broadway show, “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” hits the stage soon, and Tina opened up about her past while prepping for the show’s run.

But don’t expect to see Tina on stage during any of the show. Tina is retired and enjoying her life in Switzerland with her husband Erwin Bach. She touched on why she’s let go of her life as an entertainer and reflected on her former relationship.

“I don’t sing, I don’t dance, I don’t dress up…I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy. That’s all I’d ever done in my life,” she said in her memoir. 

Tina spent years in the spotlight under the management and control of her late ex-husband, Ike Turner. When referencing he former spouse, Tina said that forgiving her ex husband for years of emotional and physical abuse is too hard to bear.

“I don’t know if I could ever forgive all that Ike ever did to me – [but] Ike’s dead. So we don’t have to worry about him,” she told press.

Tina and Ike’s violent relationship was depicted in the 1993 film, “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” Tina insists that the movie was just a glimpse of what she went through.

“I think I’m ashamed. I feel I told enough,” she told the media.

Given what she’s endured, Tina briefly touched on if she identifies with the current #METOO movement that seeks to give voice to women who have been sexually, emotionally or physically assaulted.

“I identify only with my life. I was busy doing it. Doing the work…I don’t necessarily want to be a ‘strong’ person. I had a terrible life. I just kept going. You just keep going, and you hope that something will come. This came,” she said alluding to her current husband.

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