Tina Turner re­veals hus­band gave her kid­ney for trans­plant

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TINA Turner has re­vealed that she un­der­went a kid­ney trans­plant with an or­gan do­nated by her hus­band.

The 78-year-old singer says in an up­com­ing au­to­bi­og­ra­phy that she has suf­fered from kid­ney dis­ease, and by 2016 her kid­neys were at “20 per­cent and plung­ing rapidly.”

She says her hus­band, Er­win Bach, “shocked me by say­ing that he wanted to give me one of his kid­neys.” Turner says she was “over­whelmed by the enor­mity of his of­fer.”

Turner writes that af­ter­ward she felt “happy, over­whelmed and re­lieved that we’d come through this alive.”

Turner, whose hits in­clude “Proud Mary” and “What’s Love Got to do With It?,” mar­ried Ger­man mu­sic ex­ec­u­tive Bach in 2013 af­ter a long re­la­tion­ship.

Ex­tracts from “Tina Turner: My Love Story” were pub­lished Satur­day in the Daily Mail news­pa­per and re­leased by its U.K. pub­lisher Pen­guin Ran­dom House. The book is pub­lished in Bri­tain and North Amer­ica later this month.

In the book, Turner en­cour­ages peo­ple to sign up to do­nate or­gans in or­der to save lives.

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Tina Turner

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