LONDON • What’s love bought to do with it?
That could possibly be the angle held by American rock and blues singer Ike Turner when he thought nothing of taking Tina Turner (above) to a live-sex present on the day they bought married in Tijuana, Mexico in 1962.
She was 22 then.
Revealing particulars in an interview with The Mail On Sunday’s You journal, forward of the publication of her autobiography My Love Story, she stated: “There I sat, on this filthy place, watching Ike out of the nook of my eye, questioning, ‘Does he actually like this? How may he?’
“I was miserable the whole time, on the verge of tears, but there was no escape. We couldn’t leave until Ike was ready and he was having a fine time.”
Tina, now 78, walked out of the wedding in 1978, exhausted with the bodily abuse and his philandering methods.
She went on to carve out a profitable solo profession with hits like What’s Love Got To Do With It (1984) and The Best (1989) in addition to Grammy Award wins.
In the autobiography, Tina additionally revealed her heartache over her well being, together with her kidneys at “20 per cent and plunging rapidly” by 2016.
But love had every little thing to do with the choice by German producer Erwin Bach – whom she married in 2013 – to donate one among his kidneys to her.
Other heart-breaking occasions in her life included the suicide of her son Craig, whom she gave beginning to at 18. He was found dead after taking pictures himself with a gun in July this 12 months.
“I think he missed his mother a lot (when he was young). I was always away, touring… and I blame Ike for not being able to be the mother I would have been,” she stated.