She Survived Domestic Abuse And Rose To Legendary Fame

President Bush congratulates Tina Turner at the Kennedy Center Honors
Shonda Buchanan
August 22, 2020

The crowd screamed her name as she exited the stadium. Cameras flashed and reporters pointed microphones. But her jealous husband twisted her arm to keep her from waving back.

She bit her lip. Would tonight be the night she’d finally find the courage to leave?

As Ike slept, Tina Turner balled her fists. “The way out is through the door,” she said to herself. But he’d threatened extreme violence if she left, telling her she'd never achieve anything without him.

Was he right?

She summoned her power and resilience, walked out the door – and proved him wrong.

From that moment, her life changed. After filing for divorce, she played smaller venues to pay off debt – and soon it was clear she’d made the right decision.

Collaborations with powerhouses like David Bowie soon followed, her fifth album went multi-platinum, and she even starred in the blockbuster film Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, stealing Mel Gibson’s thunder! 

Ike tried to kill her spirit, but Turner went on to become a legendary, award-winning rock star.

This best-selling diva blazed trails - even coming out of retirement with a remix of “What's Love Got To Do With It” at age 80!

Tina Turner’s resilience shows us that we can rise from difficult moments in our lives – and ultimately determine our own fate.

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