Cher details spending time with Tina Turner during a long illness

Cher details spending time with Tina Turner during a long illness

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Tina Turner and Cher at the Grammy Awards in 2008.


Cher remembers her friend Tina Turner as being happy, but also being sick.

The legendary singer called out “The Beat With Ari Melber” and shared her memories of Turner, who died Wednesday at the age of 83 after a “long illness”, his family said.

“She fought this disease for so long and she was so strong that you think she would be,” Cher said. “But I know towards the end, she said to me once, she said, ‘I’m really ready. I don’t want to put up with this anymore,'” Cher said.

Without identifying what afflicted Turner, Cher said Turner had a dialysis machine in her home when she visited. Dialysis is a treatment used for people with advanced kidney disease.

According to Cher, Turner reveled in visits from his friends.

“I started visiting her because I thought, ‘I need to dedicate this time to our friendship, so she knows we haven’t forgotten about her,'” Cher recalled. take turns spending time with her and that made her happy.”

The couple laughed so hard, Cher said, that someone commented, “When you two laugh it’s the funniest thing you could ever want to hear because we both have such distinct laughs. .”

Cher said she has known Turner since he was married to Ike Turner.

The last time she visited Turner at her home in Switzerland, Cher said she left with a special gift.

“She gave me a pair of shoes the last time I saw her,” Cher laments. “What kind of shoes?” Tina Turner Shoes!

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