​Oprah Winfrey: Tina Turner Had Flu, Not Stroke

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Staff Reporter
Aug. 10, 2014

Oprah Winfrey quickly shut down the rumor that Tina Turner suffered a stroke while at her home in Zurich, Switzerland on Feb. 15. Winfrey is good friends with the singer ever since she flew to Switzerland last summer to attend her wedding.

“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 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.

It was recently announced that Winfrey will pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela at the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards.

This year’s ceremony will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California on Saturday, February 22.

Also in attendance will be Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.

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