“My Worst Nightmare:” Tina Turner Opened Up About Her Son’s Suicide In An Emotional Interview

Date October 24, 2018 12:03

Successful and talented Tina Turner had a lot of dark moments throughout her life, but the hardest time came after her son Craig committed suicide. How did Tina manage to cope with her grief? The singer opened up in a candid interview.

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Every mother’s nightmare

The worst nightmare of every parent is when something bad happens to your child. Tina Turner knows this firsthand. In a candid interview with BBC News, Tina opened up about her son’s suicide in July 2018.

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Her son, Craig Turner, was 59 when he made a heartbreaking decision to take his life. It was a devastating tragedy for the family, especially for his famous mother.

In her interview, Tina explained she had no idea about what could take Craig to the edge. He just started a new relationship and got a new job. He gushed about his new girlfriend and made plans for decorating his apartment.

Tina said:

We didn’t see any signs. I have no idea what pulled him down, except something that followed him with loneliness. I think it was something with being alone.

Turner added her son was a very shy and introverted person, but she could never imagine Craig would go so far.

The last few times we talked, the conversations were different, and I didn't know that until after the suicide.

Tina recalled her suicide attempt

In her memoir My Love Story, Tina Turner recalled the years of living in an unhappy marriage with her former husband, Ike.


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For many years, Tina suffered from domestic abuse. In the book, the star mentioned Ike’s obsession with her.

Ike needed to control me, economically and psychologically, so I could never leave him.

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It was her disaster-marriage that brought Tina to a breaking point. That was when she made a suicide attempt.

At my lowest, I convinced myself that death was my only way out. I actually tried to kill myself.


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Tina Turner managed to escape death but she still tries to deal with the loss of her beloved son. Craig Turner will always live in the heart and thoughts of his mother.

Important information

In case you or your family members suffer from suicidal thoughts, do not hesitate to address for a professional and confidential help.

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