Tina Turner On Her Son Who Committed Suicide: ‘I Think He Was Lonely’
The singer tragically lost her son to suicide and now she opened up about it, sharing her opinion on why he might have done it. Craig was 59 years old when he took his own life last year in July.
While being interviewed by CBS News, the 79 year old artist opened up about her life in general and, also discussed losing her son like that, revealing what helps her cope with the sadness and missing him.
‘I think Craig was lonely, that’s what I think really got him more than anything else. I have pictures all around of him smiling, and I think I’m sensing that he’s in a good place. I really do,’ she stated.
Aside from what she previously labeled as her saddest moment as a mother, Tina opened up about her health as well.
The star suffers from intestinal cancer, kidney failure and even had a stroke so she has been struggling a lot.
Tina has many people who really love her around at least, including her husband, Erwin, 63, who offered one of his kidneys when she needed it.
‘And I said, ‘Yes, but darling, you’re young and I’m already old. And I don’t mind.’ In Buddhism, you’re taught that you live and you die. It’s something that’s accepted. And so then after Erwin said that, I said, ‘Okay darling, if you’re willing to give up a kidney, then fine,’’ she recalled.
Tina Turner has been through a lot in her life, enough to complete a novel – which she actually has!
Back in October, she released a memoir titled My Love Story which includes details about her infamous marriage with the late Ike Turner from 1962 to 1978.