Music Legend Tina Turner Talks Ex-Husband Ike, Not Sure She Could Ever Forgive Him for Abuse

Tina Turner doesn't think she can ever forgive her ex-husband Ike Turner for the abuse she suffered from him for years when they were still married. 

The 79-year-old superstar is living her best life, staying in a Swiss chateau with the love of her life with nothing to worry about. Sometimes, though, when asked about the horrible experiences she had with ex-husband Ike Turner, she still has a lot to say. 

"I don't know if I could ever forgive all that Ike ever did to me."

Ike Turner performing onstage | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Ike Turner performing onstage | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Not Worrying About Ike

Though Tina admits she stopped worrying about Ike when he passed away in 2007, she still cannot fathom why he had to abuse her before they finally separated in 1976. 

"I don't know if I could ever forgive all that Ike ever did to me, but Ike's dead, so we don't have to worry about him."

While the singer has recounted her experiences multiple times which led to her attempted suicide years back, she reveals she hasn't fully detailed her suffering because she was ashamed. 

Tina Turner enjoying life as it is by the water | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Tina Turner enjoying life as it is by the water | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Recounting the Trauma

Tina first documented the violence she experienced in her marriage in her 1986 book, "I, Tina," which came years before her second autobiography, which revealed her suicide attempt.

He threw hot coffee in my face, giving me third-degree burns."

According to Tina, she felt hopeless after Ike would force her to work even with terrible stomach cramps and nausea. She also revealed that she endured regular beatings from her husband, breaking her jaw and giving her third-degree burns multiple times. 

"What had been ugly and hateful between us before became worse with every snort of cocaine. He threw hot coffee in my face, giving me third-degree burns."

Life After Ike

Following the end of her relationship with Ike Turner, Tina's challenges did not stop there. Years after her separation from her abusive husband, she got married to her longtime boyfriend, Erwin Bach. Unfortunately, soon after, she suffered a stroke. 

Soon after, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer and was told her kidneys were failing. However, her husband wasn't about to give up on her, and he offered his other kidney to her. 

A Mom's Nightmare

After her health challenges, she experienced yet another blow when her son, Craig, took his own life. Before taking his life, she received a call from her son, which was his way of saying goodbye. Before ending the call, he said: "I just want to hear your voice and that laugh."

Now, Tina and Erwin live in a Swiss chateau, retired and away from the spotlight. Despite this, her life continues to be remembered in Hollywood, through a musical called "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical," which recounts her life's many experiences.

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