Tina Turner Sends a Rare Message to Fans On Her 80th Birthday

Tina Turner performing in Finland in 2009. Photo by Lehtikuva/Shutterstock (913807d)

The elusive Tina Turner has shared a rare message to fans to celebrate her 80th birthday.

Although the legendary singer is on Twitter, she very rarely speaks out directly to fans. On her birthday, however, Turner shared a video message to fans with an uplifting and empowering message.

“Yes, I’m 80,” she said. “How did I think I would be at 80? Not like this. How is this? Well, I look great, I feel good, I’ve gone through some very serious sicknesses that I’m overcoming. So it’s like having a second chance at life.”

She added: “I’m happy to be an 80-year-old woman.”

You can watch the full video clip here:

Many celebrity icons have also used Twitter to wish Turner a happy birthday. Ronnie Wood and the Beatle Ringo Starr are among those that have recorded messages to send birthday wishes.

If you want to know the full story of how Tina Turner has spent the last 80 years, her memoir My Love Story was released last year.