Tina Turner’s second husband donated an organ to save her life
Tina Turner, named “ the “Queen of Rock and Roll,” is a phenomenal singer who rose to prominence in the 1950s. She rose to prominence primarily due to her powerful vocals. Simultaneously, she met the extremely talented Ike Turner. Their energies instantly matched, and the pair became inseparable in no time.
Their relationship grew more personal over time, and they married in Mexico a few years after their first meeting in 1962.
It was a love marriage between two people who were completely smitten with each other, and everyone thought they were the perfect couple who could be separated by nothing. However, Tina revealed in her book, “My Love Story,” just a few years after their marriage, that marrying Ike was one of the worst decisions of her life and that their relationship was toxic.
In her book, she claims that her marriage was physically and verbally abusive. She talked about Ike’s temperament, telling her fans that he was extremely intolerant and used to insult, sometimes even beat her over trivial matters.
Tina finally decided to end her abusive marriage with Ike in 1976, telling fans that she had had enough and could no longer bear his abuse. She and Ike divorced in 1978.
Tina chose to remain single and focus on her career after this traumatic life experience until she met Erwin Bach. Tina met Erwin at the airport when his company assigned him to pick her up. She was about to perform in Germany when she met her now-husband, a 30-year-old EMI music executive.
It was an instant attraction, according to the singer. Despite her reluctance to begin a new relationship, she gave it a shot. They dated for almost 27 years. Yes, it took them that long to finally decide to marry each other, and they eventually married in Switzerland.
Tina was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2016, and doctors advised her to undergo dialysis or a transplant.
“Only the transplant would give me a chance at a normal life. However, the chances of finding a kidney donor were minimal,” she wrote in her book My Love Story.
That’s when Erwin, her true love, intervened. She claimed Erwin told her he didn’t want another woman or another life, only her. So he will go to any length to save her life. As a result, Erwin donated one of his kidneys to save her life. Fortunately, the transplant was successful.
Erwin has always been there for Tina through her ups and downs. These include her son’s death, the premiere of her Broadway musical, and her HBO documentary as a final farewell to her American fans as she stepped away from the spotlight. Tina Turner and Erwin Bach are living proof that true, loyal, and honest love exists and can be found.