Tina Turner admitted she put herself in “great danger” in one of her Instagram posts shared weeks before her ulcer. After the star’s experiences with her health in the past, the ‘The Best’ singer took to social media to urge her followers to ‘show love to your kidneys’.
This came after it was announced on the evening of Wednesday, May 24 that the singer had “quietly” passed away at the age of 83 at her home in Switzerland. Since then, the star’s death has sparked an avalanche of sympathetic tributes, informs the Mirror.
Over the decades of her career, Tina has won numerous Grammy Awards and has become the heroine of a biopic. Recently, her life was adapted into a jukebox musical – featuring many of her songs – which debuted at the Aldwych Theater in London’s West End in 2018.
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In one of her recent Instagram posts, Tina – who apparently underwent a kidney transplant many years ago – celebrated International World Kidney Day in March. She wrote: “Today is International World Kidney Day. Why is it so important? Because kidneys stop working without pain. And that’s why I’m telling you today: Show your kidneys love! They deserve it.
“My kidneys are victims of the fact that I didn’t realize my high blood pressure should be treated with conventional medicine. I have put myself in great danger by refusing to face the reality that I need daily, lifelong medication therapy.
“For too long I believed that my body was an untouchable and indestructible bulwark. That’s why I’m happy to support the new international kidney health campaign.
“You can read my full story at www.showyourkidneyslove.com. Here you will learn how your kidneys work, what are the risk factors and how you can keep these important organs healthy. Let’s show some love to our kidneys!”
In her last post on the social media platform, Tina shared her pride in the acclaimed musical that is part of her legacy in her final social media post before her death.
The show celebrated its fifth anniversary a few weeks ago, and Tina shared her pride in what became her last Instagram post before her death
Five weeks ago, alongside a video about the evolution of the musical, she wrote: “Sending so much love to @tinathemusical. Proud of our great performance and excited to celebrate five years in the West End – long may it last.”
A recent post on her Facebook page, shared earlier this month, also celebrated the show’s anniversary. Next to the compilation video, it said “Celebrating 5 years (Tiny) in the West End!”
Tina has witnessed the show’s success since its debut five years ago, including winning a Laurence Olivier Award and a Tony Award. Tonight, a statement was shared on her Instagram account along with a photo of Tina, paying tribute to the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
The caption read, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner.” The caption continued: “With her music and boundless passion for life, she has enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired future stars.
“Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who left us all her greatest work: her music. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you so much”