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Tina Turner opens up about losing son to suicide, career

Tina Turner opened up about losing her son to suicide last year, as well as her tumultuous relationship with Ike Turner and life with husband Edwin Bach, in a new interview that aired Sunday.

The legendary singer spoke with CBS News’ Gayle King about her memoir “My Love Story” and the years since her retirement in 2007, including about her son Craig, who fatally shot himself last July at age 59.

“I think Craig was lonely, that’s what I think really got him more than anything else,” said Turner, 79. “I have pictures all around of him smiling, and I think I’m sensing that he’s in a good place. I really do.”

The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll has also endured a stroke, intestinal cancer and kidney failure.

She revealed that her 63-year-old husband Erwin offered to donate one of his kidneys to her when she needed it. She said that at first, she told him: ” ‘Yes, but darling, you’re young, and I’m already old. And I don’t mind. ‘

Then, the rock legend…

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