Tina Turner retired from the music industry in 2009. Get a glimpse of her life after retirement and catch up on the musical legend, who turned 81 on November 26.
Tina Turner was a force to be reckoned with in her heydays in the world of rock 'n' roll music as she electrified global audiences with her voice and performances. She eventually retired in 2009 after her "Tina: 50th Anniversary Tour."
Turner released a new memoir, "Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good," which focuses on spirituality and her Buddhist practice, which helped her overcome loss, domestic abuse, and negativity.
Tina Turner in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, circa 1988 | Photo: Getty Images
Turner said that in retirement, she has all the time in the world to be at home, relax, reflect, and appreciate living. The ample time she has had has helped her create new projects that she can do at her own pace.
Playwright V asked Turner how her daily life is these days. She explained that she enjoys focusing on the present moment while performing any activity — reading, chatting, seeing movies, or strolling through her garden.
The legendary singer also said that her life over the past ten years had been her ideal version of happiness, which she noted might be surprising to some because of the health challenges she experienced.
However, Turner said that real and lasting happiness comes from having an unshakable and hopeful spirit despite the situation. The singer said she had achieved such happiness and her greatest wish is for others to be truly happy.
The singer expressed gratitude that she came unscathed after battling serious sicknesses.
Turner also spoke to Variety earlier in the month and said she does not wish she was still performing. The icon explained that she enjoys watching others perform now and that she would not change her wonderful retirement time for anything.
During her retirement, Turner has been active with the Beyond Music Interfaith albums and collaborated with Norweigian producer DJ Kygo to remix her hit song, "What's Love Got to Do With It."
In 2018, a new musical, "Tina: The Musical in London," based on Turner's life, opened in the West End. The singer had to come out of retirement, though reluctantly, to work on it.
Speaking during the musical's launch, Turner described retirement as wonderful, saying one slept for longer and did easy things that they dreamt about when working.
Turner, who said she was having a second chance at life while celebrating her 80th birthday, also released an autobiography in 2018 titled "Tina Turner: My Love Story," which she co-wrote with Deborah Davis and Dominik Wichmann.
During her birthday last year, the singer expressed gratitude that she came unscathed after battling serious sicknesses and said she is happy to be an 80-year-old woman. One year has passed since then, and one can tell the case remains the same for her.