Globe|December 02, 2019
Gasps were heard as the Proud Mary songbird arrived looking shockingly unrecognizable with a “moon face” at the Broadway opening of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on Nov. 7.
New York internist Dr. Stuart Fischer says the appearance of the What’s Love Got to Do with It singer is “a sign that she’s taking powerful immunosuppressant drugs to keep her body from rejecting the organ” her husband Erwin Bach donated to save her life in 2016.
“It can also be a sign that her body is rejecting the organ,” notes the author of Dr. Fischer’s Little Book of Big Medical Emergencies.
“This is a very dire circumstance.”
Tina’s catastrophic kidney problem may be the result of another major medical malady — the River Deep Mountain High songstress was diagnosed with intestinal cancer just months before she got her lifesaving kidney.
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