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Tina Turner Reveals That Husband Erwin Bach Gave Her The “Gift Of Life” By Donating His Kidney
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Tina Turner Reveals That Husband Erwin Bach Gave Her The “Gift Of Life” By Donating His Kidney

"He said he didn't want another woman, or another life. Then he shocked me. He said he wanted to give me one of his kidneys."

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Tina Turner has revealed that her husband donated a kidney for her kidney transplant. 

According to the 78-year-old singer's autobiography, she has had renal illness and by 2016, her kidney function was "20 percent and plunging rapidly," per USA TODAY. She was intially married to Ike Turner whom she met at a nightclub in Manhattan, reports Amomama. Years after she and Ike separated, Turner shared that their marriage had been damaged by verbal and physical violence.

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Fortunately, Turner had another opportunity to discover real love—this time with Erwin Bach, a music industry executive. When she first met Bach, she had no intention of getting into another relationship, but he pushed long enough that they ended up creating the most endearing love story. Turner said in a HBO documentary, per Oprah Daily, "He had the prettiest face. You could not miss it. My heart went bu-bum. It means that a soul has met. My hands were shaking. And Roger said to me, 'Tina, you ride with Erwin,' and I wanted to go, 'Yay!'"