Thursday 26 April 2018

Tina Turner denies reports she suffered a stroke

Swiss resident Tina Turner
Swiss resident Tina Turner
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Singing legend Tina Turner has denied reports that she suffered a stroke in recent days.

The singer, who is based in Switzerland, was the subject of several reports in German and Dutch publications.

The 74-year-old’s spokesperson has denied the claims and said the rumours are ‘not true’.

However, a man claiming to be Tina’s friend and driver called Albert B.Cologne told German website Express that she had a mild stroke but ‘is well on the road to recovery’.

"Tina had to cancel her holiday to recover, she has already managed a smile for her partner Erwin Bach," he is reported to have said.

The website has since removed their story.

Turner’s spokesperson said that there was never a holiday planned and the singer has never had a driver called Albert B. Cologne.

It’s not the first time the singer was reported to have had a stroke. Her friend Oprah Winfrey took to Twitter in February to deny Turner had become ill.

“Tina had a bad flu weeks ago. She’s recovered. And LIVING life!” Oprah tweeted.

Turner lives in Switzerland with husband Erwin, a German music executive.

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