If Oprah says so, we have to believe it.
Rumors made their way around the internet the past couple days that 74 year old singer Tina Turner suffered a stroke at her home in Zurich, Switzerland, after the gossip website, Hollywood Street King posted the claim.
The site also stated that Turner was at her home “under nurse’s care.” Also, according to an unnamed source, that since her stroke Turner had been “reminiscing.”
However, Turner’s pal Oprah Winfrey took to Twitter to squash the rumor. It seemed like the Proud Mary singer had a bad case of the flu and not a stroke.
Oprah posted the Tweet after a fan asked about whether or not the rumors were true regarding Turner’s stroke.
.@CarpeDiemJBS Tina had a bad flu weeks ago. She's recovered. And LIVING life! Sent me a single long-stem red rose for my birthday.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 15, 2014
Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock, has been on the music scene since the 1950s. She worked in a band with ex-husband Ike Turner and then branched out on her own in the 1970s and 80s. A few of her most popular solo hits include Private Dancer and What’s Love Got To Do With It.
Turner has lived in Switzerland since the mid 1990s. She married her longtime boyfriend Erwin Bach, a record producer, this past July. The singer is a Swiss citizen and even formally relinquished her American Citizenship last November after stating that she had no ties to the United States “except for family, and has no plans to reside in the United States in the future.”
The rock and roll singer is known for her energetic and lively stage performances. Even into her late 60s, she moved around the stage like a woman half her age. Turner launched a 50th Anniversary Tour in 2008 that lasted six months. She played to sold out arenas throughout Europe and North America.
Rolling Stone Magazine ranks Turner #63 on their list of 100 greatest artists of all time. The power singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
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