Tina Turner looks frail in final public photos before legendary singer’s death

Tina Turner’s final Instagram post saw her mark the fifth anniversary of Tina the Musical just four weeks before her death.

The rock legend wrote: “Sending so much love to @tinathemusical. Proud of our wonderful show, and thrilled that we’re celebrating five years in the West End – long may it continue!”

Tina rarely shared new photographs of herself but did give fans a rare glimpse into her home life in March 2021.

She smiled in front of a television while triumphantly clenching her fists ahead of the release of her HBO documentary, TINA.

Alongside the post, Tina added the caption: “I am so excited to share this movie with you – seeing the concert scenes made me relive some of the proudest moments of my life. I simply had to sing along and dance around my living room!”

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This is one of the final times fans saw Tina as she largely retreated from public life after years of ill health.

In March this year, Tina told fans that she had put herself in “great danger” by not realising the severity of her condition.

As well as suffering a stroke and battling intestinal cancer in her later years, Tina also suffered kidney failure which led to a transplant in 2017.

Writing on International Kidney Day, the What’s Love Got To Do With It singer urged fans to look after themselves.

She said: “My kidneys are victims of my not realising that my high blood pressure should have been treated with conventional medicine.

“I have put myself in great danger by refusing to face the reality that I need daily, lifelong therapy with medication. For far too long I believed that my body was an untouchable and indestructible bastion.”

Tina’s death was confirmed on May 24 by her publicist Bernard Doherty.

In a career spanning over 60 years, the American-Swiss singer, who was born Anna Mae Bullock, won eight Grammy Awards and has a star on both the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the St Louis Walk of Fame.

In a statement, her rep said that a private funeral will be held for her close friends and family.

She is survived by her second husband, Erwin Bach, and her sons Ike and Michael.

Tina tragically lost her two other sons, Craig and Ronnie. Ronnie died of complications from colon cancer in December last year, four years after Craig took his own life.

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