Reports began surfaced saying Turner, 74, (real name Anna Mae Bullock,) suffered a stroke while in Zurich, but her friend, Oprah Winfrey is shooting the rumors 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 has had her own troubles in Zurich, claiming in an interview last week that a sales lady wouldn’t show her a handbag because she was black.
Winfrey left the shop empty handed, but not because she couldn’t afford the purse, but rather not wanting the the employee to get her meager 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.” Um yeah, right.
Requests sent to Turner’s people for clarification on the singer’s condition have gone yet unanswered.