Oprah Says Tina Turner Did NOT Have A Stroke

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By Glenda Warren

Gossip site, Hollywood Street King had the internet buzzing about a story they published stating that Tina Turner, 74, had suffered a stroke in Switzerland and was at home recuperating under a ‘nurse’s care’. However, her good friend Oprah Winfrey took to Twitter to debunk the report that Turner, whose real name is Anna Mae Bullock, had not had a stroke.

Oprah tweeted, “Tina had a bad flu weeks ago. She’s recovered and LIVING life! Sent me a single long stemmed rose for my birthday!”

Oprah, of course, is a highly trusted source and close friend to Tina Turner. Winfrey even attended Turner’s wedding last year in Switzerland to Erwin Bach, a German record executive. In fact, Winfrey was involved in an incident with a store clerk there in Zurich who Oprah believed racially discriminated against her as she browsed for a purse to buy. The store clerk refused to show the bag to Oprah saying it was too expensive for her.

After learning the cost of the bag, Oprah changed her tune about the incident, posting to Twitter, “Turns out that store clerk did me a favor. Just found out that bag was $38K!!! She was right I was NOT going to buy it.”

Tina Turner moved to Switzerland in 1995 to live a quieter life there, but continued to tour until she retired from music in 2009. Last year, Turner made her citizenship official in her new homeland. She is no longer declared an American citizen.

While she is in retirement, she has reportedly released a compilation album called Love Songs which is comprised of 18 tracks including some of Tina’s most popular songs, like Private Dancer and The Best. The album did not include any new music, and she is not expected to actively promote the project.

Source: daily.co.uk


Glenda Warren is an experienced marketing and communications professional that provides social commentary, self-help, tips, and reports news of events that matter to African Americans.