Tina Turner to say ‘final farewell’ to fans in eye-opening documentary before stepping away from the limelight for good

Patrick Kelleher
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Tina Turner is set to bid a “final farewell” to fans in a powerful documentary before stepping back from public life for good.

The documentary, Tina, sees the legendary singer interviewed on camera about her extraordinary, decades-long career – and admitting it is time for her to bow out of the spotlight, according to The Sun.

Due for release on 28 March, Tina will reportedly see Turner speak of her desire to enter into her final years free from the constraints of fame, having battled a series of health issues in recent times.

Turner’s husband Erwin Bach also appears in the documentary, telling fans that the singer – who now lives in Switzerland – is wrapping up her career after she travelled to the United States for the Broadway premiere of stage show The Tina Turner Story.

“She said, ‘I’m going to America to say goodbye to my American fans and I’ll wrap it up’. And I think this documentary and the play, this is it – it’s a closure,” Bach says in the film.

Tina Turner will reflect on abuse she endured from Ike Turner

The wide-ranging documentary will also see Tina Turner reflect on her painful marriage to Ike Turner, from whom she endured years of abuse.

Bach tells of how his wife suffers from PTSD as a result of her marriage to Ike, and reveals that she still wakes in the night after having terrifying nightmares about the ordeal.

That scene comes back. You’re dreaming it. The real picture is there, it’s like a curse.

“She has dreams about it, they’re not pleasant,” Bach explains. “It’s like when soldiers come back from the war. It’s not an easy time to have those in your memory and then try to forget it.”

Tina Turner shares: “That scene comes back. You’re dreaming it. The real picture is there, it’s like a curse.”

The “What’s Love Got to Do with It” singer adds: “For a long time I did hate Ike, I have to say that. But then, after he died, I really realised that he was an ill person. 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.”

Tina will air on Sky Documentaries and Now TV on 28 March.