Tina Turner’s rep denies rumors that the singer has suffered a stroke and says the iconic rock star is “in excellent health.”
Turner’s health rumors began in Germany after a news website, Express, published an article stating the Tiny Dancer singer was recovering following a health scare from a stroke.
The article quoted Albert B. Cologne, a man who claimed he was Turner’s friend and driver.
“She had a mild stroke, but is well on the road to recovery,” said Cologne. “Tina had to cancel her holiday (in Austria) to recover, (but) she has already managed a smile for her partner Erwin Bach.”
Turner, who lives in Switzerland, refuted the claim through her spokesperson.
“The fact is that Tina enjoys excellent health,” said the source.
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The rep also said the superstar did not have a driver named Albert, nor did she have plans to vacation in Carinthia, Austria.
.@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.
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In the aftermath of the rep’s statement that all is well with the singer, the website deleted the article.
Turner, who wed longtime boyfriend Erwin Bach last year and relinquished her U.S. citizenship, has been living a quiet life in Switzerland since retiring in 2009.
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