The legendary singer has performed with the iconic English rock band several times throughout her career.
Trigger Warning: This article contains details of domestic violence that may be distressing to readers.
Tina Turner is getting candid about her celebrity crush. In a new interview with The Guardian, Turner was asked who that was and she simply said, “I always had a crush on Mick Jagger.” She added, “I loved when we toured with the Rolling Stones.” The legendary singer has performed with the iconic English rock band several times throughout her career and it looks like she developed a soft corner for its frontman.
The Independent reports that Turner and then-husband Ike (performing as Ike and Tina Turner) opened for the famous rock band on their 1966 British tour. Later the two supported the band again on their US tour in 1969.
Tina Turner and Mick Jagger, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, 1985. Photo by Ebet Roberts pic.twitter.com/t2SB66jYyG— Classic Rock In Pics (@crockpics) April 4, 2023
The What's Love Got to Do With It singer had endured abuse at the hands of her then-husband. Her 2018 memoir My Love Story also revealed startling information about their relationship. “He threw hot coffee in my face, giving me third-degree burns,” the book stated, per USA Today. “He used my nose as a punching bag so many times that I could taste blood running down my throat when I sang. He broke my jaw. And I couldn’t remember what it was like not to have a black eye.” Even Ike confessed in his autobiography Takin’ Back My Name: The Confessions of Ike Turner (1999) that they hit each other.
The iconic singer fought hard and eventually escaped that horrifying relationship. Turner now lives in Switzerland with her second husband, Erwin Bach. According to PEOPLE, the singer recalled the first time they met. "He was [16 years] younger [than me]. He was 30 years old at the time and had the prettiest face. I mean, you cannot [describe] it. It was like insane. [I thought], 'Where did he come from?' He was really so good-looking. My heart [was beating fast] and it means that a soul has met, and my hands were shaking," she recalled. She instantly realized that he was her soulmate and the couple tied the knot on July 4, 2013. Bach even donated one of his kidneys to her in 2017, when she suffered kidney failure.
The Let’s Stay Together singer is now focused on the future. "I never want to go back; I fought so much through my life, that I have to keep going forward," she said in her recent interview with The Guardian. Describing herself as "honest, feisty, fun" she wants to be remembered "as the Queen of Rock’n’Roll. As a woman who showed other women that it is OK to strive for success on their own terms." The Grammy lifetime achievement award winner noted that too many times, "I had people try and make decisions for me. The assumption that I needed that was a big mistake!" Now she hopes to live a quieter life away from the spotlight. "I wanted fame and I achieved it. Now, I enjoy anonymity in my retirement."
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