Tina Turner is saying goodbye to the United States.
According to TMZ, the famous singer is renouncing her U.S. citizenship in order to become a citizen of Switzerland.
Fox News reports that Turner, who grew up in Nunbush, Tennessee, has been living in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the 1990s.
“I’m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here. … I cannot imagine a better place to live.
A rep for the singer said that Tina wanted to “clarify her situation” and that she will “give back her US citizenship.”
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The Mayor of Brownsville, Tennessee, a large town close to Nutbush, said that she was surprised by Turner’s decision to leave the United States. Mayor Jo Martheren told Fox News that Turner had forgotten her roots.
“Tina Turner — as she has gotten worldwide fame — has never forgotten her roots. We’ve been in recent contact with some of her people talking about some projects we have in Brownsville. I think anytime a person, whether they’re world-renowned or the most meek and mild, makes the decision to change their citizenship we need to step back and think what causes that decision.”
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