26 November 2019 20:44

Stars flocked to wish Tina Turner a happy birthday as the Queen of Rock and Roll turned 80.

Stars flocked to wish Tina Turner a happy birthday as the Queen of Rock and Roll turned 80. Sir Ringo Starr and Ronnie Wood both sent Turner – best known for hits including The Best and Proud Mary – their congratulations in video messages. Ahead of Tina's birthday tomorrow, here's a message @ringostarrmusic recorded for Tina. Celebrate Tina's 80th birthday and listen to her biggest hits: #Tina80 pic.twitter.com/inDxEtjeX1 — TinaTurner (@LoveTinaTurner) November 25, 2019 Ex-Beatle Sir Ringo said: "Tina is incredible. Happy birthday Tina Turner.

Peace and love." Tomorrow is Tina's 80th birthday! Start the celebrations early and watch this special birthday message that @ronniewood has recorded for Tina. #Tina80 pic.twitter.com/Y5wsbJATsR — TinaTurner (@LoveTinaTurner) November 25, 2019 Rolling Stones guitarist Wood said: "Tina you are excitement personified. Happy birthday from me, your Ronnie. I love you." As Turner marks eight decades, we look back at some of the picture highlights from her sparkling career.

The Queen meets Turner after the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium Tina Turner at the London Palladium (PA) Turner launches her theme tune to the new Bond movie GoldenEye Tina Turner at the Hyde Park Hotel (PA) Turner is pictured below on tour with her ex-husband Ike. Their troubled marriage began in 1962 and ended in 1978 two years after they split. In her autobiography I, Tina, the singer revealed multiple instances of severe domestic abuse. The pair touch down on tour (PA) President George W Bush famously described her legs as "the most famous in showbusiness" and it was reported that she insured them for hundreds of millions of US dollars. Turner in concert at Wembley Stadium on her Wildest Dreams world tour 1996 (David Giles/PA) Turner pays tribute to her eldest son, Craig Raymond Turner, who died in an apparent suicide at the age of 59. Turner has suffered ill health in recent years, being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.

Tina Turner in 2005 (Stefan Rousseau/PA) Turner can count fellow singer Bryan Adams as one of her friends. Alongside an old photograph of them together she wrote: "Can you believe you took this photo in 1984? To me, you're still that boy with the devilish little glint in his eye." In excerpts from her book, Tina Turner: My Love Story, which were serialised in the Daily Mail in 2018, she documented how her husband, Erwin Bach, saved her life by donating a kidney to her. She wed Bach, who is 16 years younger, in 2013 after a long-term relationship. She wrote: "Erwin shocked me by saying that he wanted to give me one of his kidneys. I could hardly believe it then, and there are times when I still can't believe it. I was overwhelmed by the enormity of his offer. "When he thought about his future, he thought of me. 'My future is our future,' he told me." A musical based on her life, titled Tina: The Musical, opened on London's West End in 2018. Tina Turner is extremely grateful for "having a second chance at life" as she celebrates her 80th birthday. The star has been overcoming several illnesses recently but is "happy'" to be able to record a special message for her fans. She shared a joyful video on her Twitter page saying: "Yes, I am 80. "What did I think – How did I think I would be at 80? Not like this! "Well, I look great. I feel good. I have gone through some very serious sickness that I am overcoming. So it is like having a second chance at life. "I'm happy to be an 80-year-old woman." Missy Elliott also wished Turner a happy birthday, writing on Twitter: "We Celebrate your 80th today! "It's so IMPORTANT for us to KNOW OUR HISTORY in music because of artist like #TinaTurner who KICKED DOWN DOORS & left them open for artist like MYSELF & MOST of your FAVS." Earlier this month, the music icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame stopped by the opening night of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Broadway in New York, surprising the audience with an emotional post-show speech. "This musical is my life but it's like poison that turned to medicine," Turner said. "I can never be as happy as I am now." She also opened up about her health issues in her 2018 memoir, My Love Story. "I know that my medical adventure is far from over," she wrote "But I'm still here — we're still here, closer than we ever imagined." The 80-year-old added: "I can look back and understand why my karma was the way it was. Good came out of bad. Joy came out of pain. And I have never been so completely happy as I am today." Turner suffered a stroke in 2013 – three weeks after her wedding to music executive Erwin Bach – and had to learn how to walk again and three years later, in 2016, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer. She turned to homoeopathic medicine to treat her high blood pressure but that resulted in kidney failure. The star considered an assisted suicide before her husband offered to donate his kidney for her transplant surgery in 2017. About Your Privacy on this Site Welcome! Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads. We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet. You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA's Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA's AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. You can make a Data Subject Request at any time. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can: