Tina Turner's husband donated his kidney to save her life in 2016. The singer was diagnosed with intestinal cancer, a stroke, and her kidneys were functioning at only 20 percent.
Turner had to make the difficult decision to choose between dialysis or a kidney transplant, but her second husband, German music exec Erwin Bach, stepped in and made a life-changing decision.
Tina Turner wrote about her illness and relationship with her husband in her autobiography My Love Story. Turner explained that she didn’t want to "live on a machine," saying: "It wasn't my idea of life. But the toxins in my body had started taking over.”
Tina even signed up for assisted suicide before her husband stepped in. "The best moment was when Erwin came rolling into my room in his wheelchair,” wrote Turner. "He somehow managed to look good, even handsome, as he greeted me with an energetic: 'Hi, darling!' I was so emotional - happy, overwhelmed, and relieved that we'd come through this alive."