It’s been six whole decades in the entertainment scene, with a little glimpse into her personal life through tabloids and the much watched biographical film What’s Love Got To Do With It, starring Angela Bassett, now fans will get a more in-depth look at the extraordinary life of legendary singer Tina Turner in an upcoming HBO documentary simply titled “TINA.”
The documentary, will feature never-before-seen footage, audio tapes, personal photos, and new interviews with the 81 year old singer who has battled various health issues over the years, including cancer, a stroke and kidney failure, forcing her to undergo a transplant in 2017. Turner has also faced several tragedies. In the upcoming documentary, she gives insight about her son’s death, battling PTSD following a string of health complications including intestinal cancer.
Five time Grammy winner Anna Mae Bullock aka Tina Turner reveals she has post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband, Ike Turner.
“It wasn’t a good life. The good did not balance the bad,” she says in the documentary, according to The Sun. “I had an abusive life, there’s no other way to tell the story. It’s a reality. It’s a truth. That’s what you’ve got, so you have to accept it.”
In the film, Tina opens up about her abusive relationship with her late ex-husband, Ike Turner, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2007.
”For a long time I did hate Ike, I have to say that. But then, after he died, I really realized that he was an ill person,” she explains. “He did get me started and he was good to me in the beginning. So I have some good thoughts. Maybe it was a good thing that I met him, that I don’t know.”
”It hurts to have to remember those times, but at a certain stage forgiveness takes over, forgiving means not having to hold on. It was letting go, because it only hurts you. By not forgiving, you suffer, because you think about it over and over. And for what?”
In the trailer, she reveals she did not receive anything from the divorce except her stage name. When she was set free from Ike’s hold, she went on to marry Erwin in 2013 – when she was 46 and he was 30.
TINA promises to be “the ultimate celebration of a global superstar and an intimate portrait of a woman who overcame extreme adversity to define her career, her identity and her legacy on her own terms.”