Tina Turner felt strongly about ‘not looking back’ before death at 83: ‘I can’t change my past’
Posted by  badge Boss on May 25, 2023 - 06:26AM
Tina Turner didn’t like to look back (Picture: DENIZE alain/Sygma via Getty Images)

has , and while many of us are now taking time to reflect on the this was something she wasn’t partial to doing.

Fans of the music icon are able to learn about her life by going to watch her biographical musical on stage, titled Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

The show has been in ’s West End at the Aldwych Theatre for the last five years. The production, which is also on Broadway, has received critical acclaim and numerous award nominations, including a win at the Laurence Olivier Awards.

Metro.co.uk recently asked Turner if there was anything she would do differently in her life, after seeing it on stage.

She told reporter John Nathan: ‘I believe very firmly about not looking back. I can’t change my past. I can only forgive and look forward.’

The show, which went on to travel the globe, actually nearly didn’t happen at all.

Turner wouldn’t change anything about her past (Picture: PA)

Speaking from her home in Switzerland Turner told us why she was initially against the idea and what the musical about her life means to her now.

‘I couldn’t see how it could be done authentically and with honesty,’ she explained.

‘But after speaking to the producers and then meeting Katori [Hall, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright] and Phyllida [Lloyd, theatre director] I knew that they understood how to portray my life and that I was giving my legacy to the right people. The right women, in fact.’

They certainly had a lot of career highlights to inspire them. Throughout Turner’s career and her ascension to the title of Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Turner sold more than 100 million records across the globe, as well as winning 12 Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Tina had an incredible career (Picture: REUTERS)

Following her abusive marriage to Ike Turner, Turner fell in love with German music executive Erwin Bach, who worked for her European record label EMI. After 27 years together they wed in a civil ceremony in 2013.

The news of Turner’s death was confirmed by her publicist.

‘Tina Turner, the “Queen of Rock’n Roll” has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland,’ it read.

‘With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.’

Her cause of death has not yet been shared.

Tributes have poured in from across the world including from and

Angela Bassett, , What’s Love Got To Do With It, , which began: ‘How do we say farewell to a woman who owned her pain and trauma and used it as a means to help change the world?

‘Through her courage in telling her story, her commitment to stay the course in her life, no matter the sacrifice, and her determination to carve out a space in rock and roll for herself and for others who look like her, Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion, and freedom should look like.’