Tina Turner returns to the red carpet after 5 years for ‘Tina: The Musical’ premiere
Welcome back, Tina Turner.
The legendary performer walked her first red carpet since 2013 on Tuesday night, attending the opening night performance of “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” at London’s Aldwych Theatre.
Dressed in a sharp black jacket and matching slacks, Turner, 78, accessorized with sheer gloves, a statement clutch and husband Erwin Bach on her arm.
And while Turner has made appearances over the years, she was last photographed on the red carpet five years ago at Giorgio Armani’s “One Night Only” event in Rome.
The musical, starring American actress Adrienne Warren, 30, has already received rave reviews from the British press, as well as Turner herself.
“Well first of all, it’s difficult to see someone else do what we did for 40 years. I’m a perfectionist, so I look a little bit critically,” Turner recently told BBC. “But when I look and see it done so well, I feel proud.”
Before marrying Bach five years ago, Turner experienced a tumultuous marriage to Ike Turner from 1962 to 1978. The singer said she has since forgiven her former spouse for years of physical abuse.
“As an old person, I have forgiven him, but it would not work with him,” Turner told The Sunday Times earlier this year. “He asked for one more tour with me, and I said, ‘No, absolutely not.’ Ike wasn’t someone you could forgive and allow him back in. It’s all gone, all forgotten.”
Turner is currently working on her second memoir, the follow up to 1986’s “I, Tina: My Life Story.”