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Oprah Winfrey shuts down Tina Turner stroke rumours

2014-02-15 13:25:44

Oprah Winfrey and Tina Turner
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No need to panic. Tina Turner is just fine.

Earlier today, reports surfaced claiming the 74-year-old iconic singer, real name Anna Mae Bullock, suffered a stroke while at her home in Zurich, Switzerland. However, when a tweeter asked about the news on Twitter, Turner's pal Oprah Winfrey shut the rumor down.

"Tina had a bad flu weeks ago. She's recovered. And LIVING life! Sent me a single long-stem red rose for my birthday," Winfrey tweeted.

Winfrey flew to Switzerland over the summer to attend her gal-pal's wedding in Zurich, but unfortunately ran into a racist encounter while shopping.

Winfrey claimed in an interview last week that while shopping at a store in Zurich, a sales associate refused to show her a handbag because it was supposedly "too expensive" for the media mogul.

Instead of raising a ruckus about how she was treated, she left the shop without buying the bag because she didn't want to give the employee a commission. "There's two different ways to handle it," Oprah said. "I could've had the whole blow-up thing…but [racism] still exists, of course it does."

Winfrey eventually took to Twitter to defuse the situation and sum up her trip to Switzerland.

"Turns out the store clerk did me a favor. Just found out that bag was #38K!!! She was right I was NOT going to buy it," Winfrey wrote.

Source: uk.eonline.com

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