Cher is opening up about her relationship with Tina Turner. After Tina’s death on Wednesday at age 83, Cher called into MSNBC’s “The Beat With Ari Melber” to discuss visiting her late pal amid her illness. “I started going to visit her because I thought, ‘I need to put this time into our friendship, so she knows we haven’t forgotten her,'” Cher said. “So we all took turns going and spending time with her and it made her happy.” Though Tina’s cause of death has yet to be revealed, Cher noted that Tina “had her dialysis machine in her house.” Dialysis is used on people who have kidney failure or end-stage renal disease.
Tina had a kidney transplant from her husband, Erwin Bach, in 2017. “She fought this sickness for such a long time and she was so strong as you think she would be, but I know towards the end, she told me once, she said, ‘I’m really ready.
I just don’t want to put up with this anymore,'” Cher recalled. Still, Cher said Tina “was really happy” despite her illness, before recalling the first time she visited her friend at her home in Switzerland. “She said, ‘I can’t spend too much time,’ and then five hours later we were laughing like crazy and she wanted to get up and show everything she bought in the house,” she said. “… She was having a good time in spite of the fact that she was really sick and not wanting people to know about it.” The final time Cher made the trip, she didn’t leave empty-handed. “She gave me a pair of shoes the last time I saw her.
What kind of shoes? Tina Turner shoes!” Cher quipped. “The big high heels that she just [walked] around in like they were nothing.” The pair met amid Tina’s abusive relationship with Ike Turner, whom she was married to from 1962 to 1978. “When I first knew her,Read more on etcanada.com