Tina Turner's final regret was her "naivety" about taking care of her health, which ended up forcing her into an agonizing last resort.
The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll met her final demise on Wednesday, March 24, at her tranquil abode in Kusnacht, Switzerland.
While the passing was "peaceful" and attributed to natural causes, the star had been battling a relentless war between high blood pressure and kidney failure.
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In her final months, Tina bravely opened up about her hypertension and said she regretted letting it get to "the point where it was about life or death."
The 83-year-old grappled with constant waves of "nausea and dizziness," with her life dictated by an unrelenting regimen of "multiple prescriptions."
"Thanks to my naivety I had ended up at the point where it was about life or death," she admitted.
Tina suffered from hypertension for decades, having been diagnosed in 1978 but admitted she "didn't care much about it" and in 1985 she was put on daily medication.
It wasn't until she had a stroke in 2009 because of her high blood pressure that she discovered her kidneys had already lost 35 percent of their function.
She became convinced her medication was making her worse and decided to try homeopathic remedies, without consulting her doctors.
Tina was put on dialysis for nine months to survive.
"It was my only option, but it was depressing to be connected to a machine for hours," she told Show your Kidneys Love.
"It was my sole choice, but the desolation of being incessantly connected was overwhelming," she revealed candidly.
A glimmer of hope emerged when husband Erwin Bach selflessly offered to donate his own kidney, leading Tina to undergo a life-altering transplant in 2017.
"The months after the transplantation were marked by a never ending up and down," she said.
This is when Tina's health started to take a turn for the worse and she never fully recovered.
On May 24, her team shared that she passed away at her home in Switzerland.
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"With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow," a statement posted to her social media pages read. "
Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly."
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