Tina Turner will soon be releasing her second autobiography, My Love Story, and those who have already seen a copy of the revealing tome are sharing some details about the singer's life which were previously unknown.
Earlier today, the Inquisitr reported that the voice behind the hit song "What's Love Got to Do with It" shares details about a suicide attempt in the memoir. While in a 16-year marriage to an abusive husband, infamous musician Ike Turner, she said she tried to kill herself by downing 50 sleeping pills. Fortunately, she survived the overdose.
In the book, 78-year-old Turner also writes about battling high blood pressure, complications from a stroke, and intestinal cancer, according to People.
But when she suffered kidney failure, an incredible gesture from her second husband left her feeling incredibly proud of the man she married.
Turner first met music business executive Erwin Bach in 1985 and, despite the fact that he is 16 years her junior, the two soon fell in love. They waited about 28 years to get married, though, finally tying the knot in July of 2013.
When the "Proud Mary" singer found out that she was suffering total kidney failure, doctors told her that her only options were to go on dialysis or undergo a kidney transplant.
"I'm not living on a machine," Turner wrote in the book about the thought of being on dialysis for the rest of her life, according to the Daily Mail.
"It wasn't my idea of life. But the toxins in my body had started taking over. I couldn't eat. I was surviving, but not living."
Turner even wrote that she was again considering suicide, which is legal in Switzerland, where she now lives. She even signed up with one organization that facilitates the process, Exit and Dignitas.